Glassbox Lab at JavaOne Today

May 9, 2007


This is just a quick note to let everyone know that MaxPoon and Paul Cheung are doing a lab session with hands on Glassbox content at JavaOne today from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. I’ll be there also to answer questions. Here are the details:Nonintrusive Monitoring of Java Technology-Based Applications with Java Management Extensions (JMX) Technology, JConsole, […]

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Two Useful Aspects

November 15, 2006


Sometimes it’s refreshing to write a useful little aspect. Just last night I was reviewing some code that colleagues wrote for thread safety and I found this to be a really efficient way to find likely danger spots: public aspect TrackCollectionAccess {     declare warning: set(java.util.Collection+ *.*) || get(java.util.Collection+ *.*): "collection field access";     declare warning: […]

Learning About Aspects

November 14, 2006


I enjoyed being back at a couple of No Fluff Just Stuff conferences this fall (including the Rocky Mountain Software Symposium this past weekend). Jay Zimmerman continues to do a great job of providing fresh technical content with great speakers and it’s always fun to talk the audiences at these about topics like Glassbox, AOP, […]

AOP at the Colorado Software Summit

October 25, 2006


I’m enjoying another year of presenting at the Colorado Software Summit. One of my talks is about AOP with Spring 2.0, covering both the use of Spring AOP and of AspectJ within Spring. I’ve really enjoyed some of the dialog with attendees when I give this talk and afterwards: it’s great to hear how people […]

Glassbox at Google Video and Elsewhere

September 29, 2006


This was a big week for Glassbox. We started off by presenting a tech talk on Java Troubleshooting with Glassbox at Google we had some great feedback at the talk and a lunch before and are looking forward to further feedback as teams there try the technology. Later this, week I also had a good […]

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Live Glassbox demo

September 22, 2006


We just posted a new feature for Glassbox on our Web site this week: a live demo of Glassbox running against our "cranky" Pet Store, showing how it can diagnose problems in an application. This is a great way to try out Glassbox and to share it with colleagues. Behind the scenes we’re running Tomcat […]

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Glassbox 2.0 automated troubleshooter Goes Beta

September 6, 2006


I’m pleased to announce that we just shipped the Beta release of the open source Glassbox 2.0 automated troubleshooter. Glassbox 2.0 is a major step forward in simplifying troubleshooting enterprise Java, just deploy it to your app server and it discovers your existing applications and automatically diagnoses problems. Glassbox provides a concise analysis of what’s […]