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Blog Archive for marinasum during December 2007

Wednesday next week, January 9, will see Sun Tech Days Atlanta kick off with free community events (NetBeans Day and OpenSolaris Day) along with fee-based classes from Sun Learning Services. Thursday, January 10 will feature two development tracks (Java platform and Solaris OS) and hands-on labs on the Java ME platform and on JavaFX script programming.Jeet Kaul, Sun VP of developer products and...
"Sun gets its mojo back" and "mean tech beats green tech" were two of the seven predictions from InfoWorld for 2007. They make for compelling reading now, as 2007 draws to an end and as we ruminate whether the predictions came true during the year. There are hits and misses, but of course. In general, likely most would agree that the high-tech world fared well in 2007 and will continue to...
Don MacAskill started his blog posting Companies That Listen: Sun with this line, "I’m a sucker for companies that listen to their customers." And shouldn't everyone be the same way? Reading why he called Sun one of those companies is certainly gratifying. The posting also points out why Sun has a tough job meeting its customer needs, given how diverse they are. Eye-opening thoughts! Thank...
Sun Developer Network just published a new segment of a Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager FAQ on Liberty Alliance and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). The Q&As also shed light on those products' support for identity-based services in Access Manager, on the utilities for creating and maintaining federated connections, on the components in...
Check out the newly revamped Sun Java System Application Server hub on Sun Developer Network. At your fingertips are easy-to-navigate sections: Overview, Features, Reference, Learning, Community, Support, and Downloads. Also included are pointers to getting-started guidelines, related resources (including screencasts), blogs, community information. Under What's New you'll see a spotlight for...
As reported in a recent InfoWorld article, Sun to Discontinue Developer Tools in Favor of NetBeans, Sun will stop development of Sun Java Studio Enterprise and Sun Java Studio Creator. NetBeans will be the only IDE from Sun. Sun's Gregg Sporar, quoted in the article, summarizes the move well: "NetBeans is the common component. It is the base of all Sun software development tools." Reactions are...
An illuminating article on gcn.com, The OS: Fat or Thin?, talks about operating systems, thin clients, virtualization, and the swing between personalized and centralized computing."We’re going to see things move more towards virtualizing the desktop as the network builds out, and centralizing back at the data center," says president of Sun Microsystems Federal, Bill Vass, according to the...
Sun's Daniel Raskin wrote in September that Sun was combining two flagship identity products, Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager, into a single product: Sun Java System Federated Access Manager. Coming right up in the spring of 2008!Here's a two-part overview by Daniel on Sun Java System Federation Manager 8.0: Part 1 and Part 2. In addition, on wikis.sun.com...
A November posting titled DTrace for Erlang cites four reasons why that award-winning tool, first released in Sun's Solaris 10 Operating System, has earned so much acclaim. The top reason is that a program requires no compilations for DTrace to work. Kudos again to the inventors of DTrace at Sun. Effective tools like that promise to benefit the software administration arena for eons.
Check out the transcript on the November 28 live chat on Sun-Microsoft interoperability. During that chat, several technical gurus at Sun answered questions from the participants on the current status of the collaboration between Sun and Microsoft on interoperability—a collaboration that has been going on for three years. Among the topics are desktop virtualization, Project Tango, file...