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Blog Archive for marinasum during May 2007

A recent article on Australian IT, Power Aids Virtual Server Push, describes, in largely layman's terms, the many benefits of 64-bit systems. A big plus is the flexibility for multiple servers to reside on the same hardware. Scalability, virtualization, and simulations all come into play. What a horizon of possibilities!
More on portal open source from Sun: Sun engineer Rajesh Thiagarajan and I just published on Sun Developer Network a new article, Open-Source Portal Initiative at Sun, Part 4: Web Services for Remote Portlets, which describes the project's system and deployment architectures, build and deployment processes, and the procedure for creating remote portlet windows. We also pointed to the stable...
Here's an excellent resource for portal developers: The open-source Portlet Repository has a new addition: the Weather Portlet, which bases its report information on the Yahoo! weather service, all ready to be deployed into any JSR 168-compliant container. Users can specify a U.S. zip code and then access a two-day weather forecast for that location. Neat!
Reading a recent tech tip regarding access of directory listings in Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 prompted me to browse Sun's BigAdmin site in more detail. It's chock full of handy resources for sys admins, from FAQs to documentation to scripts to discussion groups to references, many of which are contributions from the community.It's a no-brainer that sys-admin knowledge would be handy for...
Learn how to build communities on your portal with Sun Java System Portal Server 7 from a screencast by Maneesha Jain at Sun. The GUI steps clearly demonstrate the related tasks: build public, private, or custom communities; manage memberships; enable subscriptions; create discussion groups; conduct searches, surveys, or polls; create wikis; share files through uploads or downloads; manage blogs...
Great news! You can now download from OpenPortal, Sun's open-source portal project, the source code for Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1. That release includes capabilities galore: identity-based content, shared files, communities (wikis, blogs, and such), NetBeans and Eclipse plug-ins for developing portlets. For details, see the related blog on The Portal Post.
This is short notice; still, better late than never. JavaOne attendees who are interested in portals, Ajax, and portlets, don't miss the Birds of a Feather (BOF) session #4664, Dynamic Portals and Ajax in Portlets, at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. The presenters are Greg Ziebold and Jay Suri, both portal gurus at Sun.Greg's blog contains more details. The list of topics spells Web 2.0—...