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Ahmed Bin S
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I ditched WildFly as it kept giving me problems and decided to use GlassFish instead. I notice that there are hardly any posts on it here, which suggests it isn't much used?

Is this because it isn't a very good product, or is it simply the case that there are others that have been on the market for years and so people just continue to use those?

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Or maybe there are more active GlassFish forums elsewhere on the web?
 
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Tim Moores wrote:Or maybe there are more active GlassFish forums elsewhere on the web?


Sure, that's one possibility. Another possibility is that GlassFish is even less popular than the others because they all have more active forums elsewhere on the web compared to GlassFish. I obviously don't know which of the possibilities are true, because I don't know much about this area, and that's why I asked the question - I mean, asking others who have more experience with something their opinion on that is after all the whole purpose of this forum, right?
 
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most people use tomcat.
 
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Randall Twede wrote:most people use tomcat.


Sure, but it isn't a fully blown application server, and that's what I was really interested in.
 
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When it comes to popularity, Glassfish isn't one. JBoss, Websphere, Weblogic are considered the biggies.

 
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Glassfish is (was?) the reference platform used by Sun/Oracle to prototype and validate changes to the J2EE standard, having inherited that job from Tomcat (which doesn't support the full J2EE service set). Or so I've heard.

I know some people locally who are big into glassfish, but they use it on IBM iSeries mainframes.

Just a wild guess, since Glassfish is blessed by Java's owner, people might be deciding to ask their questions on official Sun/Oracle forums and bypass the Ranch. They don't have the "no flame" policy we do, but it's a more direct line to the producers.
 
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