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Blog Archive for marinasum during August 2007

I enjoyed reading Seven Habits of Effective Developers, ZDNet Asia's interview with Sun staff engineer Lee Chuk Munn, who likens writing applications to writing books. The habits he cited include: understand the problem, use appropriate tools, strive for simplicity, and so forth. Hard to argue with any of them, I think, in particular the points on simplicity and clarity. Those are goals for me...
Wesley Budziwojski's recent posting on The Portal Post carries the news that the public draft of JSR 286, Java Portlet Specification 2.0, is in review. He also highlighted some of the key features in that spec. That's exciting news. Early this year, Wesley and I cowrote the article, Introducing Java Portlet Specifications: JSR 168 and JSR 286. Lots of steady progress have been made on JSR 286...
The Portal Post recently highlighted a useful document, Managing Portals and Portal Server Instances. Defined in the writeup are the common portal-related terms, such as multiple portals and portal domain, and the steps for managing portals and portal instances in Sun Java System Portal Server from both the GUI and the command line. Great reference resource! Have a look.
I recently cowrote with Sun engineers Malla Simhachalam and Mrudul Uchil a three-part tutorial that describes how to secure enterprise components, such as those based on the EJB technology, with Sun Java System Access Manager and the Java Application Platform SDK with Tools bundle. A sample app of a stock-quote service accompanies the tutorial.Part 1 introduces the concepts and describes the...
The free 2007/2008 Sun Tech Days Program, Sun's worldwide developer conference, will start in Boston, MA on September 11-12, followed by conferences in Rome, Milan, Shanghai, and other locations between late September and May 2008. Technical experts on the Java platforms and Solaris OS will hold technical sessions and hands-on labs on a variety of topics, including Java EE 6 and GlassFish, Java...
Sun is offering a free, two-hour, Web-based course called Sun Java Identity Management: Integrated Solutions. The course introduces the identity concepts and the related products from Sun—Identity Manager, Access Manager, Identity Auditor, Federation Manager, Identity Manager Service Provider Edition, and Directory Server Enterprise Edition—along with their capabilities. You'll also...
Portal developers can display portlet content in various languages and add new language support to existing portlets on Sun Java System Portal Server 7.x, which is open source and free for download. For the detailed procedures, see this new article: Configuring Portlets for Internationalization and Localization. As the article's conclusion states, "Internationalizing and localizing portlets...
Sun engineer Hemadri Duraiswami's new screencast does a wonderful job of demonstrating the interportlet communication (IPC) Story Board feature in Portal Pack 1.3 Beta for the NetBeans 5.5 and 5.5.1 IDE. That feature is a nifty capability that enables dragging and dropping of events. Also check out this tutorial on effecting communications among portlets—even if they are in different Web...