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Blog Archive for marinasum during September 2006

Membership at Sun Developer Network (SDN) is free. As a member, you're titled to many perks, for example— Free access to development tools, including Sun Java Studio Creator, Sun Java Studio Enterprise, Sun Studio, and others; also to software forums Discounts off Sun classes, Sun Microsystems Press books, and SunWare Online JavaOne technical sessions Over 1.7 million people are already...
I think Bill Joy is right on in writing that "[d]evelopers need to make security a priority from the earliest stages of planning—and buyers should demand nothing less." See his recent article on Business Week, Software Isn't Complete Unless It's Secure.Identity frauds and such, not to mention security threats on a large scale, are downright scary and devastating. Software being so...
In part 1 of a new series on deploying wikis to Sun Java System Web Server 7.0, Sun engineer Sriram Natarajan and I described how to set up, configure, and deploy JSPWiki, a popular wiki based on J2EE components: servlets and JSP pages.The article also includes a few best-practice tips and a section on the advanced configuration files. Shortly after the paper went off the press, Joe Mocker at...
In a September 11 article, Innovation Awards: The Winners Are ..., The Wall Street Journal named the DTrace troubleshooting software, part of Sun's Solaris 10 Operating System, as the Gold winner in the Journal's 2006 Technology Innovation Awards contest. The initial applications numbered more than 600. Wow says it all.According to the Journal, DTrace "analyzes problems with systems that are in...
According to a Computerworld article, Google Testing Sun's OpenSolaris, Sources say, Google is evaluating Sun's Solaris Operating System as a possible replacement for the Google network of Linux servers. Even though it's anybody's guess what the outcome will be, this move is still quite a triumph for open source and for the Solaris Operating System.The statistics speak for themselves: Since its...
An InforWorld article, Sun Blazes Trails With Open Source Silicon, explains the background for Sun's open-sourcing the source code of the UltraSPARC T1 processor under the General Public License (GPL) as part of the OpenSPARC Project. To quote the article: If a whole community of engineers could work together to tweak and adjust a processor design, a single chip might grow into a family of...
The 11th session of the free online class, Java EE Programming With Passion, will start on October 23. Sang Shin at Sun is the instructor.The schedule is all-encompassing: servlets and JSP pages, JDBC, SQL, Ant, JUnit, Web-tier security, version control. Enrollment is simple and involves only one email message from you. Be sure to check out the details and the FAQ.
To use the collaboration capability—a combination of communities and collaborative service applications—in Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1, you must create an enterprise-scale community supported by a high-availability database, such as Oracle 10g. A new Sun Developer Network article, Switching to Enterprise-Scale Databases in Sun Java System Portal Server for Collaboration, describes...
Take a look at the site Sun's Open Source Initiatives. From GlassFish to Grid Engine to Roller, a complete list, along with logos, synopses, and pointers to the relevant sites. Be sure to participate!Coincidentally, yesterday I came across an InfoWorld article: Sun Is Winning in the Server Market, in which the author sings praises of Sun's steps to open-source the Solaris Operating System and...
From IBM's 360 OS to the Mosaic Web browser to the Java programming language to Adobe's PostScript to the Mac OS, the author of the article What's The Greatest Software Ever Written? has a lot of insight to share as background for his evaluations. Take a look—it's four parts long but, to me, well worth the time.Guess what the author wrote about the Java programming language: With [its]...