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Blog Archive for marinasum during October 2006

In conjunction with newly released NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5, Rico Cruz, Mr. Web Service in Sun's Java enterprise tools development team, and I coauthored an article, Creating Orchestration-Ready Web Services.As background, the article describes the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) process and partner links, also the partnerLinkType elements in Web Services Description Language (WSDL...
Are you developing or interested in finding out how to create SOA apps? Sun is offering a free, half-hour Webinar, in which you can learn about the intuitive and robust capabilities of NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5, in particular those that enable you to build composite applications with BPEL orchestration and XML schema tools. Be sure to check out the Webinar, whose panelists, Prakash Narayan...
The NetBeans 5.5 IDE and NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 just shipped. Fabulous for Sun and the open-source community! An article with a creative title— Got SODA? Energize Service-Oriented Development of Applications With NetBeans IDE and NetBeans Enterprise Pack —explains the challenges of SOA development and the concrete solution from the NetBeans IDE along with NetBeans Enterprise Pack...
I just read a commentary by Fernando Cassia in Argentina regarding the NetBeans World Tour that was recently held in Buenos Aires: Sun Is Really Selling NetBeans to Java Developers Wow. What high praises for both the event and the NetBeans IDE. Obviously well-deserved. The accompanying photos illustrate fully the classy, well-organized conference. I was particularly taken with the evaluation...
Interested in portals and portlets? Be sure to read this brand new article on Sun Developer Network: Open-Source Portal Initiative at Sun, Part 2: Portlet Repository. Among the coauthors are three Sun portal gurus who are key contributors to the initiative.Of note is the conclusion: The Portlet Repository contributors are committed to a free and open exchange with other portlet sites. No doubt...
Sun Developer Network recently published an article by independent consultant Rich Teer, who lauds the many capabilities of the free Solaris Operating System. Teer calls the also free Sun Studio 11 suite—Sun's C, C++, and FORTRAN compilers, as well as other development tools—the "product of choice for Solaris OS developers."Take a look, too, at OpenSolaris, the open-source project:...
A new article on Sun Developer Network highlights Sun's open-source portal initiative, which was announced at JavaOne 2006 in May. Read about the objectives, scope, and efforts there. More importantly, visit the project sites and sign up to participate!Other parts in this series with more details will follow in the coming months. I'll spotlight them as they are published.
In a newly published Q&A on eweek.com, Sun's CTO Greg Papadopoulos discusses the just-announced Project Blackbox from Sun. Illuminating thoughts!The drive behind the project was because of "power and cooling, space constraints, [and] the need for data centers to be more flexible and more dynamic," says Papadopoulos. The project demonstrates that Sun is a systems company that sells "systems...
Don't miss Sun's free online course on the Solaris 10 Operating System. It takes only an hour and you'll learn about Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), Extreme Network Performance, the Zettabyte File System (ZFS), and numerous other noteworthy capabilities.Speaking of DTrace, it recently won the top Innovation Award from The Wall Street Journal. See the details in my earlier blog.
A short article, Sun Reports OpenSPARC Progress, reports on the latest of the project. Heartening to see! Recently formed is the OpenSPARC Community Advisory Board (CAB). One of the memebers, Dave Weaver, is a long-time colleague and friend, whom I used to call Mr. SPARC. Wonderful to see his name in print.Here are two more articles on the subject with more insight: Sun Creates Independent...