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Blog Archive for marinasum during August 2006

Here is interesting insight from Sara Gates, VP of identity management at Sun: Her article, Stolen Laptops Are Only the Beginning, reminds us that it's important to prevent data theft through mobile tools—cell phones, BlackBerry devices, and such—that can access enterprise networks. According to Sara, "Companies may never be able to stop the 'physical' theft of devices, but they can...
An earlier blog I posted summarizes the enhancements in NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Beta. Take a look also at a new Sun Developer Network article, About NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Beta, which shines a light on how robust tools, such as those that the pack offers, simplify and ease the lives of developers who build service-oriented applications.Yes, why wait? Download and try out NetBeans...
Portal developers might want to bookmark and regularly visit The Portal Post, a valuable collection of portal-related resources that debuted in late May. Contributors are Sun engineers, architects, and other subject-matter experts.Also note the blog roll in the left navigation area. The bloggers frequently post technical news, tips, hints, and concepts on all things portal.
Mashups, Web applications that combine data from multiple sources, are an amazing enhancement for portals and user experience. A recent Sun Developer Network article, Building Mashup Portlets, tells you how to build and deploy them and describes the caveats to watch for. The technologies behind the scenes are AJAX and JavaScript and the deployment platform, Sun Java System Portal Server 7.I...
Three new articles highlighted Sun's recent growth in the server market: Sun Recoups Server Market Share (CNET) Sun Micro Regains No. 3 Server Spot From Dell-IDC (Reuters) Sun Rises in Server Sales (TheStreet.com) The future? Probably tough to predict, but hope carries the day and keeps us soldiering on.
Visual design and development is a key capability offered by NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Beta, which became available last Friday from Sun. Developers of XML schemas might be interested in the two articles that I cowrote with three engineers on the development team: Writing XML Schemas by Example Introducing Design Patterns in XML Schemas Both articles are accompanied by screencasts that demo...
Earlier today, Sun shipped the Beta release of NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5, which adds tools to the NetBeans IDE for developing, testing, and debugging SOA applications with UML modeling, XML, BPEL, and Java WS. Enhancements center on refactoring for XML schemas, WSDL, and BPEL; BPEL validation for design tasks; the WSDL designer; support for identity-enabled services; and the installer from...
Just off the press on Sun Developer Network is a technical paper I cowrote with Sun engineer Krishna Meduri, Building and Deploying Web Services to Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 With the NetBeans 5.0 IDE. The title speaks for the content: You're stepped through the related procedures and also shown how to deploy and debug Web services.An appendix at the end of the article describes how to...
On September 8, the day that follows Sun Tech Days Seattle, Sun's Java University will hold two JavaU training classes. Consider taking one of them: Using Java EE Patterns in Architecting and Designing Robust Java Applications — You'll learn how to structure applications to avoid negative impacts on quality of service, such as performance, reliability, availability, and security. This...
The World Wide Web turned 15 on August 6! A sun.com feature story and a Read/Write Web interview with Sun technical luminaries Tim Bray and Radia Perlman reminisce the history, discuss the positives and negatives, and look ahead at the future. Not surprisingly, security is a major concern. Many of us would probably say that we've been online most of those 15 years. How the WWW has changed our...