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Dana Nourie

Dana Nourie is a Sun Microsystems staff writer and editorial manager of the Java SE hub, the New to Java Programming Center, Java Technology Fundamentals, and Core Tech Tips. She also gives chats for developers in the Sun Developer Playground in Second Life.


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Developers in Second Life, a Virtual Community

Posted by dnourie on August 27, 2008 at 10:49 AM PDT

I've written a little about virtual worlds in some of my previous blogs, and this morning I'm excited to announce I'll be working more with the developer community in Second Life for Sun.

Wombat Object Basics

Posted by dnourie on August 8, 2008 at 9:37 AM PDT
By Dana Nourie, August 2008

Young Developer Learning Path

Posted by dnourie on July 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM PDT

by Dana Nourie

Learning the Java platform is an adventure. There is so much you can
do with Java technologies. Yet, figuring out what you want to do and
where to start is the first hurdle you need to clear. This article
describes the tools you can use to learn Java programming. You decide
which tool to start with based on what you currently know.

Getting Started with Java Programming in Facebook

Posted by dnourie on July 22, 2008 at 1:46 PM PDT

Now Facebook users have a page to lead them to content that can help
them learn Java programming. Log in to your Facebook account and Become
a Fan of  Get Started with Java Programming!

Sun Writers Cover the 2008 JavaOne Conference

Posted by dnourie on April 29, 2008 at 2:19 PM PDT

Sun writers have begun covering the 2008 JavaOne Conference. Get information on Java University, CommunityOne, the latest technologies, views on technical sessions and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) talks, and special interviews with attendees and evangelists.

2008 JavaOne Conference Blogs

An Introduction to BLOB Streaming for MySQL Project

Posted by dnourie on April 17, 2008 at 10:14 AM PDT

Speaker, Paul McCullagh

This session explained why BLOB streaming may be relevant to your project, and how you can get started streaming BLOBs.

MySQL Conference Keynote & Workbench

Posted by dnourie on April 15, 2008 at 1:51 PM PDT

I'm writing the blogs about the MySQL Conference at because of some technical issues. This morning I added two blogs:

The MySQL Workbench:


The World with Free Software:

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MySQL Conference

Posted by dnourie on April 14, 2008 at 8:23 PM PDT

The MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA starts this week, and I am looking forward to the sessions. Today was tutorial day, but my day officially begins Tuesday morning and will go until Thursday.

I started using the MySQL database about nine years ago when I was creating web sites.

SDN Chat: Meet the Writers of

Posted by dnourie on February 12, 2008 at 3:44 PM PST

SDN Chat: Meet the Writers of

New to Java Programming Center Redesign

Posted by dnourie on January 25, 2008 at 10:39 AM PST

The New to Java Programming Center has recently been redesigned to accommodate more articles and tutorials, community information, and has been organized so the information you need is easy to find.