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Blog Archive for marinasum during September 2006

In a recent internal newsletter at Sun, I read that PC Magazine had recommended Webopedia as "a free online dictionary specializing in the alphabet soup of techie jargon" and suggested that you click Did You Know? "to access a large collection of tips and articles for computer users of all skill levels."I just checked it out and was impressed by the simple UI and the many categories of...
Visit the just-live Sun Developer Network Channel Blog on secure identity management. The blog features a video with access management architect Aravindan Ranganathan, who demos how to secure Web services. Also, a manager from PwC shares his insight on competing standards and integration of security across platforms.In addition, the channel points to related technical articles, white papers,...
Of the nine Editors' Choice Awards from the Java Developer's Journal, the NetBeans 5.0 IDE received the following kudos from contributing editor Jason Bell: After a bit of a love/hate start with NetBeans I've now become a convert. It's very easy to use and the enterprise support is excellent. It would be nice to see coverage of the "other" app servers such as Orion and Resin but that's a small...
Yesterday, I blogged about a recent summary on Sun Developer Network regarding Sun's open-source identity projects. Today, a new article on IT-Director-com, More Open Source Moves by Sun: This Time It's Identity Management, adds an outsider's analysis of the Open Single Sign-On and Open Directory Service projects and expresses approval and support for Sun's continued steps to promote the "...
In a brand-new Sun Developer Network article, Best Practices for Applying AJAX to JSR 168 Portlets, Sun engineer Greg Ziebold shares his insight on how to call other application resources, maintain the portlet state, use a JavaScript library, and head off possible namespace collisions. As an example, Greg refers to AJAX Portlet Invoice Viewer, a sample you can download.Dynamic content on portals...
Read it for yourself: What's Happening in Identity at Sun. It's a concise rundown of Sun's three open-source identity projects, all long awaited and much clamored for: Open Single Sign-On (OpenSSO), Open Directory Service (OpenDS), and Project Tango, which tackles interoperability between the Java platform and the Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation. They promise to boost security along...