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In computing, FishCAT is Community Acceptance Testing program for GlassFish Application Server project by Sun Microsystems for the Java EE platform.


FishCAT is a GlassFish Community Acceptance Testing program. GlassFish is an open source application server project led by Sun Microsystems for the Java EE platform.[citation needed] The main goal of this program is to provide the opportunity for the community to significantly influence the quality of GlassFish as well as to get early feedback on stability and usability through community involvement in the GlassFish Beta testing cycle. This new phase of FishCAT will "reward" testers very closely by a clearly defined point system. On every new phase of FishCAT the points will be set to zero, so every tester is on a level playing field.


There are many benefits to participate in this program. Just to name a few:

  • FishCAT bugs will get special attention from developers and quality engineers.
  • FishCAT members will run applications on V3.1 Beta cycle and bugs could be fixed before product release.
  • FishCAT members contribution to GlassFish quality will be published clearly in GlassFish Quality Community web site.[1]

Current happenings[edit]

GlassFish 3.0 and GlassFish 3.0.1 have been released.[2] The traditional FishCAT testing will begin on 1 October 2010 for GlassFish 3.1[3]


The project was first announced on July 31, 2008 on the quality (at) mailing list and the first version of the project commenced from August 18, 2008 for 4 weeks.[4]


  1. ^ FishCAT Wiki
  2. ^ 3.0.1_Release
  3. ^ FishCAT Wiki
  4. ^ History