Thursday, January 23, 2014

GlassFish Extension for JDeveloper 12c

Hi all, I just wanted to share with you that I'm working on a GlassFish extension that works with the new JDeveloper 12c. This extension will be based on the source code provided by Shay Shmeltzer. You ca learn more about his GlassFish Extension for JDeveloper 11g in the following post:

The 12c extension is in its early testing phase, I'll do tests on OpenSuse, Ubuntu 13.10, Windows Vista and Mac OSX (Mavericks). Once the test phase is complete I will release the extension so you can download it using JDeveloper's menu: help->check for updates. Also, the source code will be uploaded to the Oracle JDeveloper 3rd Party Extensions project at

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Book Review: Java EE 7 Developer Handbook

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Java EE 7 is the latest version of the Java Enterprise platform. Lots of new features and three objectives: Developer productivity, HTML5 and Enterprise Demands.

In this post, I'll be reviewing the book "Java EE 7 Developer Handbook" written by Peter A. Pilgrim and published by PACKT. As many others Packt titles, the chapters are easy to read, they follow a tutorial approach and a summary at the end.

I have read over the 50% of the book and overall I have liked it. Let me tell you a little bit about the chapters:

Chapter one introduces you to the new features and if you are new to the Java EE you will learn the basic definitions and concepts that are used throughout the platform. A sample application using EJBs, Bean validation, JPA,  Websockets and JAX-RS is presented and source code is explained but not in detailed since there are other chapters related to these technologies.

For more information about this book go to:

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