So, I’m a bit of a Java nerd. OK, if you must know, I teach it at the College whenever Dave M can avoid doing it! In any case, I belong to the Sun Microsystems tech developer network (if I recall correctly, the criteria for becoming a member was an email address, the ability to type your name, and enough skill to click a submit button once the little boxes were completed, but I digress…).
Today I received an email from them titled “Build a High-Performance, Open Web Platform with Sun GlassFish Portfolio“. Neat. I sometimes use Sun’s NetBeans IDE for teaching Java development, and I have heard good things about Glassfish as an app server. Being the uber-geek I at least pretend to be online, I went to the web page, filled in all the pertinent information, then clicked ‘Submit’. I figured “Let’s give this document a read and see where it goes”. I’m always looking for more samples and ideas to use as teaching material!
You would think that if you were offering to provide your developer network with a document describing how to use their web platform and development software to “Build a High-Performance, Open Web Platform with Sun GlassFish Portfolio“, they would have a kick-butt example at their own site to display their capabilities.
Unfortunately, after what seemed like an eternity of watching the ubiquitous beachball spin and the web page just sit there, I received the following server error from the Sun website:
Really instills lots of confidence in their ability to “Build a High-Performance, Open Web Platform with Sun GlassFish Portfolio“, doesn’t it? 😉