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Blog Archive for marinasum during October 2007

Even though Java Today already posted an item on this subject yesterday, it merits a repeat: JavaOne Conference 2008, slated for May 6-9, 2008 at The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, is now open for abstracts on papers. The deadline is November 16, 2007, barely 2 1/2 weeks away. For details, see the program site. Be sure to read the topics and criteria before sending your abstracts.Next year...
John Soat in his recent blog on InformationWeek has penned a captivating synopsis of Sun chairman Scott McNealy's recent presentation on open source at the NICSA Technology Summit 2007. In his pitch, Scott explained the advantages of open-source technology in terms of barriers to entry and exit, interoperability, R&D cost, and security.I found it hilarious that Scott repeatedly asked during...
Take a look at a recently published IDC paper (in PDF), Sun Developer Services Portfolio: The Whole Story, which describes the Sun Developer Network (SDN) offerings for individual developers and engineering teams. The offerings include technical resources (articles, tips, community blogs), forums, technical conferences (JavaOne, Tech Days), training and certification, services, and others. On...
Just published on Sun Developer Network are two sections of Q&As on Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager, two of Sun's flagship identity-management products: General — Interoperability with other vendor products, user interfaces, support for mobile Web access, silent installation Administration Console — Password resets, column additions in legacy...
New on NetBeans.tv is an interview with Roman Strobl, NetBeans evangelist, conducted by my writer colleague, Ed Ort, at Sun Tech Days in Milan in late September. In the interview, Roman highlighted many of the new or enhanced capabilities in NetBeans 6.0 IDE, including the following— Support for the Swing Application Framework, which makes for much easier and faster development of Java GUI...
New on Sun Developer Network is Part 1 of an article series on securing applications with identity services in OpenSSO, Sun's open Web access management project based on Sun Java System Access Manager. Citing the example of a client application built with the NetBeans IDE, this first segment describes how to configure OpenSSO so as to authenticate users by means of its identity-service...
Sun engineer Sriram Natarajan and I just coauthored an article on SDN, Running PHP With Quercus in Sun Java System Web Server, which describes how to configure Quercus, an open-source, Java implementation of PHP 5, as a Web application within the Web container. You can then seamlessly run PHP-based applications, for example, Drupal and MediaWiki, within Sun Java System Web Server. The steps are...
Take a look at Sun Developer Network's brand new Scripting Resource Center for Web developers and system administrators. Spotlighted are pointers to reference resources on Ajax, Ruby, JavaScript, jMaki, JavaFX Script, and system admin-related scripts, including PHP, Perl, Python, and DTrace. An impressive collection! RSS news feeds are available for subscription so you can keep abreast of the...
Sun technology evangelist Sang Shin and other volunteers will start another free, online course on Ajax programming on October 15. The course, which will last for 18 weeks, include numerous topics: Ajax basics and development tools, JavaScript, Dojo Toolkit, jMaki, portlets and portals, Ajax design patterns and best practices. Registration is simple: just send a blank email message to...