GlassFish is an open-source application server project started by Sun Microsystems for the Java EE platform and now sponsored by Oracle Corporation, and supports Enterprise JavaBeans, JPA, JavaServer Faces, JMS, RMI, JavaServer Pages, servlets, etc. This allows developers to create enterprise applications that are portable and scalable, and that integrate with legacy technologies.
GlassFish is based on source code released by Sun and Oracle Corporation’s TopLink persistence system. It uses a derivative of Apache Tomcat as the servlet container for serving Web content, with an added component called Grizzly which uses Java New I/O (NIO) for scalability and speed.


What does GlassFish actually do?

GlassFish has a ‘bit of a sales’ problem. It is a multi-purpose utility which is very flexible. So it is not really very easy...
Mark Stephens
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New online PDF tools section

Lots of potential customers have said it would be very useful to have some versions of the software available online so that they can...
Mark Stephens
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Glassfish unconference at Javaone 2012?

One of my best ‘discoveries’ at Javaone 2011 was the Glassfish unconference – a one day event before Javaone proper starts where you could...
Mark Stephens
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Online PDF to HTML5 conversion

Lots of customers have been asking if there is an online version of our Java PDF to HTML5 conversion, so we have built an...
Mark Stephens
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Starting With GlassFish – Part 2, The Web Page

This is part 2 in this series of blog articles. To read part 1 to learn about the code, please click here. I have...
Kieran France
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