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Blog Archive for marinasum during June 2007

Sun engineer Deepak Gothe and I just published on Sun Developer Network the last segment of the open-source portal series: Open-Source Portal Initiative at Sun, Part 5: JavaServer Faces Technology-Based Portlet Bridge. The project's goal is to build a portlet integration library that enables JSF technology-based applications to be run and deployed as JSR 168-compliant portlets on your portal....
A new article on Sun Developer Network, Developing Secure Applications With Sun Java System Access Manager, Part 1: Basic Authorization, describes the configurations for implementing fine-grained, role-based authorization at a fictitious health-care insurance company. The article contains diagrams, screenshots, and code segments to illustrate the process.Sun Java System Access Manager, free for...
Newly available is Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 1, which boasts performance enhancements and support for Servlets 2.5, JavaServer Pages 2.1, JavaServer Faces 1.2, the Java SE 5 and 6 platforms, and the NetBeans 5.0, 5.5, and 5.5.1 IDE. Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 now serves numerous sun.com sites, notably blogs.sun.com, as described in this posting. Way to go!
Sun identity architect Pat Patterson and I just cowrote Single Logout: A Demo, a sequel to a February article on Project Lightbulb (OpenSSO's SAML 2.0 PHP Extension). Besides updating you on how Project Lightbulb has evolved, the sequel describes how to terminate user sessions with all the members in a Circle of Trust through Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 PHP. In particular, take...
Sun technology evangelist Sang Shin has put together an excellent hands-on lab on how to build Ajax portlets in the NetBeans IDE with Sun Java System Portal Server. Included are detailed exercises, including installation and configuration, all illustrated with screenshots. The lab takes approximately two hours to complete. See also a related posting on The Portal Post. Definitely a valuable...
In his recent blog, Portal Hacks: Ajax Table Container as a Community Template, Sun engineer Jai Suri steps you through the procedure for adding an Ajax table layout in portal communities with Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Update 1. Only four simple steps and you're there. With Ajax all the rage in these days, that's definitely a hack well worth checking out.
Portal developers, do take a look— Sun engineer Jeff Blattman's new article on Sun Developer Network, Authoring Community Services With Portal Server, introduces the community capability in Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Update 1 and explains how to build integrated, collaborative applications for portal communities. The article addresses many details: collaborative and...
In his posting, Breads "R" Us, Sun engineer Jai Suri points to an analysis written by David Sacks (CEO of startup Geni and previously COO of Paypal) on the present-day portals. Thanks to companies like Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, and MySpace, portals are by no means under the sole control of their administrators or editors any more. Rather, they are fast becoming a "social graph," a web (pun...
Sun's way of publishing postings from across the Web on its products has elicited a praise from a blogger on The Social Customer Manifesto. No company is perfect. Every now and then, we find among the imperfect players ones that care and that make a sincere, diligent, and timely effort to strive for excellence. Sun obviously scored one on that front. How neat.
Rama Talasila of the Sun Java System Portal Server development team has posted a screencast that previews the capabilities of Portal Desktop Design Tool in an upcoming release (version 7.2) of Sun Java System Portal Server. In particular, the screencast shows you how to add content, edit the layout of tabs and channels, and change the themes of your portal pages. For a list of the screencasts on...