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Blog Archive for marinasum during April 2006

Sun Java Studio Creator, an increasingly popular IDE that includes JavaServer Faces components for developing Web applications and portlets, is offering three-day training classes in three major U.S. cities in June. The topics range from portlet design to internationalization to AJAX, also hands-on labs that show you how to build multitiered applications.The cost of $1,699 per student buys not...
Two articles last week reported the impressive growth of the recently formed Open Document Format Alliance, whose members (including IBM, Sun, and Oracle) advocate an open file format for digital documents: OpenDoc Group Ranks Surge; Expect Global Support (searchopensource.com) Open Document Format Alliance Picks Up steam (IT Week) The Open Document Format, approved by the Organization for the...
The article, Blogs "Essential" to a Good Career, certainly raises many insights. It also quotes Sun director of Web technologies Tim Bray as saying, "Decision-makers respect Google-karma," on his blog. Speaking for myself, I've learned a ton from the blogs on java.net. Definitely a rich resource!
Enterprise developers who plan to attend JavaOne at the Moscone Hotel in San Francisco on May 16-19, here's a synopsis of the technical sessions on Java tools. The topics range from the Java EE 5 platform and NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 to debugging, profiling, schema design patterns, BPEL, and others.Be sure to also drop by NetBeans Day, which will run from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Monday, May...
An interesting article on Computerworld summarizes a talk by Matt Thompson, director of technology outreach at Sun, at the Sun Tech Days conference held in Wellington in early April. Presently, 3,000 out of a total of 10,000 Java developers in New Zealand have joined Sun Developer Network. A friend likens the beauty of the New Zealand landscape to a chocolate box. Sounds like high tech is on...
The Java University Program, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, the day before 2006 JavaOne, is a training opportunity well worth recommending. Earlier, I talked with Joe Boulenouar and Stacy Thurston, two articulate, seasoned instructors who graciously gave me a synopsis of the five courses. Thanks, too, to Rick Evans, a course developer at Sun, for his invaluable...
Check out this tip on how to simplify and accelerate the task of designing software. Designing Patterns With UML, an article just off the press at developers.sun.com, summarizes the three types of design patterns in Unified Modeling Language and describes the procedures for creating and applying them in NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Preview to application components. It takes a few steps. Like...
Today, Sun announced that it will open-source the key components of its Sun Java Studio Enterprise IDE as NetBeans Enterprise Pack on netbeans.org. Specifically, the components are— A two-way UML modeler for reverse-engineering and drawing software architectures XML infrastructure and editing tools for modifying and integrating applications SOA tools for orchestrating Web services, mapping...
Early this week, a short and crisp InfoWorld interview with Tim Bray, director of Web technologies at Sun, and an article by Sun CEO Scott McNealy extol the benefits of open-sourcing software. In particular, Tim discusses the tricky task of motivating community developers to contribute on the premise that their work might benefit Sun only.Also, according to Tim, the future of software products...
A recent article in Network World, 20 People Who Changed the Industry, addresses not only their accomplishments, but also shines a light on a lot of the dazzling history of high technology that has dramatically changed our lives.The bow to Scott McNealy cites his belief in the network being the computer and revolutionary leadership of the Java programming language. Radia Perlman, distinguished...