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Blog Archive for marinasum during July 2007

The Portal Post, Sun's group blog on portal development-related topics, recently underwent a redesign and now boasts a cool logo, pointers to a wealth of references, and frequent postings—at least one a day. The topics range from development tips to the latest in the open-source portal projects. Really impressive! Kudos to the heroes behind the scenes—the Sun Java System Portal Server...
Sun engineer Robertis Tongbram and I just published a new article, Sun and Microsoft Interoperate for Web Authentication, Part 2: Sun Java System Access Manager and SharePoint Portal Server 2003, which describes the procedure for integrating the two products for single sign-on (SSO). Afterward, once a user is authenticated by Access Manager, he or she can access all the other sites that are also...
A recent vodcast on PodTech.net features an interview with the inventors of DTrace, the award-winning troubleshooting software in the Solaris 10 Operating System. Bryan Cantrill, Mike Shapiro, and Adam Leventhal explain in detail how DTrace works and why it appeals so much to developers. Quite an eye-opener.
At a live Sun Expert Exchange Forum next Tuesday, July 17, you can ask an expert panel questions online on such topics as running Windows on Sun servers, compatibility between Java technology and .NET, and Project Tango, a collaborative project on Web services. Interested? Do sign up.
In the documentation for Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 is a technical overview that summarizes the product's many capabilities. The topics include the standard desktop, the community features, the search server, the management console, and the reporting capabilities, including end-user behavior and logs. Also described are performance tuning and the related scripts. That's a great place to...