Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sun Tech days

I had been to suntech days held at Hyderabad International convocation center. It was good... though only 50% of the technologies presented were of use to me... i still like the visit. A fashion show was done to entertain the pple here... the bad thing is that the way the models were projected... i felt like they are being shown as an objects rather human beings... I was very angry with it..... wanted ot post this on the Sun forums....

How ever to the middle of the show the Sun guy came up and took the mike trying to anchor the event... his words tried to mitigate the effect... and i felt better... But what ever i wanted to ask the sun guys as to how far was it right to give such a bad projection about women! but had no chance to do it...

The biggest and immediate use i found by the tech days was the advantages of taking up the Java 6 ... its internals... Ruby and ruby on rails.... Here at my company we have CI running every night and i often used to wonder why its written in Ruby when it could be done on java too... (by java process) Netbeans IDE, was one the ohter things.... though i wouldnt go for it in the near future... the cool thing abt this ide was the profiling tool inbuilt into it. I remember the eclipse and its profiling plugin... which never works... wasted abt a weeks time of mine.... netbeans does it very nicely... with much improved features....

The worst of all the presentations was the Ajax framework: woodswork and dyna faces for JSF. It was a very important session for me... but the session was screwed up.... The next bad one was the last session on glass fish... he started by saying: "i know most of u are not interested... weekend ... and every ones planning for a picture.. this being the last session..... even i feel the same" OOPS! what a dirty introduction is it!!!!

in btw i attended one of the solaris sessions it was good.. shifting to linux itself.... i would nt enourage ... forget solaris...

finally, i felt like glassfish and solaris could be fruitful only if you can afford support for the sun guys... and if i remmeber it right it could cost u as much as 4500$ ... quite costly... :( and more over now i am using tomcat since 3 years and *known devil is better than unknown devil*. I already have a bad experience using ICEFACES -open source technology on JSF...


  1. Why dont you try out GlassFish or use Netbeans with GlassFish and post your questions to our community? The response rate in the community user forums has been one the main reasons for our explosive growth in just 2 short years since open sourcing our appserver.

    We are always willing to listen to user feedback and improve the product.

    Shreedhar Ganapathy

  2. Its unfortunate that the session you considered important did not turn out that good.

    Could you tell me what you are specifically looking for in terms of help ?
    I will try to point you to some good information sources or people who can help you.

  3. I have immense respect to the SUN's product. I myself am a fan of JAVA. Mainly i didnt like the presenter... his attitude was mainly like to dilute the interest of the audience.. . its very edivent that he came with no or careless ly prepared to the session.

    Personally i want to try out glass fish. Infact i talked a lot abt it with my PM and colleagues... and after a long long long discussion we ended off saying that 'known devil is better than an unknown devil'

    personally i would try out pusing hard pramoting glass fish if i get the stats comapring the Tomcat and Glass fish in terms of concurrency of sessions and response time. I kept the same qn to the Glassfish guy and he replied that its confidential.....

    now tell me if at all the diff is high why would he deny answering the qn? i somehow predict that glass fihs performace is not more than 2 or 3% more than Tomcat. Moer over Oracle uses Tomact App server in its Application server..