Interesting - thanks for the post.  On my side, I've just deployed a
Wicket app to BEA WLS9 with no issues at all - Most of the development
was done with Jetty, just changing the Spring config to pickup the
dataSource from JNDI for Weblogic, and that's only because I didn't
get round to setting the data source for Jetty to provide it via


On 02/08/06, Julian Klappenbach <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I've had experience with JBoss, Glassfish, BEA, and Resin.  I've
> deployed Wicket to both JBoss-4.0.4.GA and the latest Glassfish.  All
> should work with Wicket, though you may run into classloader issues
> wrt commons-logging + log4j since Wicket 1.2.1 uses the latest version
> of log4j and either the commons-logging or log4j team broke the
> contract instead of deprecation.  Personally, I prefer BEA's stuff,
> jrockit is an engineering marvel, their basic WLS is tight, and, well,
> I used to work as a developer for them -- but they're not up to speed
> with EJB3.  The first deliverable they'll have with EJB3 support isn't
> due until December.
> I'm a big fan of EJB3, so for our current project that's a deal
> breaker.  Then, there's the cost:  BEA isn't free.
> So, we're going with Glassfish.  I'm impressed with its console, which
> is nearly as full featured as BEA's, packaging a mature approach to
> resource configuration, monitoring, domain configuration, application
> deployment, etc.  You can do most everything you'd like from the HTTP
> client.  I haven't seen a free AS vendor ever put this much effort
> into a console.  And when you deliver software, this is usually the
> first thing a client notices outside of the quality of your
> application.
> My one gripe is the lack of support for clustering, but the projects
> that have actually required session level clustering have been far and
> few between.  For high traffic sites, distributed state caching can
> result in decreased scalability, since groups of servers need to
> communicate and maintain the data for all users within the cluster.
> You can break down the set of servers into multiple clusters to avoid
> replication over the entire farm, but here's where the complexity
> starts to mount.  If you need failover support for a specific
> function, there are other ways to engineer the behavior than session
> cache distribution.  However, if you absolutely need of a distributed
> cache, there are 3rd party libs to enable the behavior.  Beyond that,
> there's simultaneous support of the EJB2 and EJB3 specs, decent JMS
> (which JBoss just doesn't do well, especially wrt MDBs and HA), and it
> deploys fast.  And it's worth noting that a large project like Liferay
> (~60MB) deploys on Glassfish in about 30% of the time it takes to
> deploy to JBoss.
> So, my vote goes to Glassfish as for now.  I've only been working with
> it for the past month, so there's no telling what kind of potholes
> we'll run into, but the basic functionality we desire has been scoped
> and the application server has run like a champ, with the exception of
> a bug with the Struts jar and redeployment.  Coding and deploying a
> webservice with JAX-WS took me only 30 minutes with no previous
> experience with the API, which is an improvement over Axis.
> If you do run into commons-logging issues, regardless of the AS, try
> adding a file to WEB-INF/classes with the
> line:
> org.apache.commons.logging.Log=org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger
> Hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Julian Klappenbach
> Architect / Development Lead
> Ramp Technology Group
> On 8/1/06, Ayodeji Aladejebi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > i hate thing or the other is always missing or
> > outdated...dem..please wat server is the most wicket friendly now
> >
> > On 8/1/06, Eelco Hillenius <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > >  The 4.0.4.GA Jboss server is running fine with other applications
> > > > (i.e. Seam examples).
> > >
> > > Not very surprising as Seam is built by JBoss :)
> > >
> > > Eelco

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