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Blog Archive for marinasum during January 2008

Last week, Sun identity architect Pat Patterson pointed me to a nice picture in Terry Sigle's blog that shows the folks behind FAMFest 08, held recently in Las Vegas. A total of 21 people from Sun's access management community attended, including Pat himself (second from left in the front row), to create demos for the forthcoming Sun Java System Federation Access Manager. Sounds like a most...
A new article on Sun Developer Network features an illuminating interview I had with Paul Bryan, Sun technical specialist. Read about the origination of Sun Java System Access Manager, the background and status of OpenID and OpenSSO Extensions, and the solutions for phishing.
Before coming to Sun, Frank Ludolph worked at Apple for 12 years, first as a codeveloper of the Lisa Desktop Manager and then as a UI designer. Frank joined Sun in 1992, left for three years during the dot-com boom, and returned in 2000. So far, his entire career at Sun has been in UI. I recently chatted with him about human-computer interactions, the UI construction process, and his take on...
In a new java.sun.com article, Rick Marejka describes how to manage multiple project versions and deploy applications with Subversion (SVN), the NetBeans IDE, and Sun Java System Web Server on the Solaris 10 OS and on the Java Platform, Mobile Edition (Java ME platform). The article describes in detail the related installations and configurations, illustrated with examples and screen shots. A...
Sun distinguished engineer Glenn Brunette recently blogged about the top five security capabilities in the Solaris 10 OS: auditing, privileges, role-based access control, zones, and network security by default. Truly impressive! No wonder the big following that OpenSolaris has been attracting (over 80,000 people registered as of November 2007), as discussed in a Q&A with community manager...
At Sun Tech Days Atlanta last week, I became acquainted with Inyoung Cho, one of the Sun technology evangelists who presented and demo'd at the technical sessions there. Now that we're both back in California, I sought her out for an interview.Early Years at Sun Inyoung was born in Korea and came to the States as a teenager. She joined Sun Canada in Toronto in 1995 to port the Solaris OS to...
Deploying Web Applications to Sun Java System Web Server With NetBeans IDE, a Sun Developer Network article, now reflects the NetBeans 6.0 UI in the screen shots and procedures. The steps are simple: Install the open-source Web Server 7.0 plug-in into the IDE and then register Web Server; deployment is only a few clicks away. The article also contains an addendum that lists the Web Server 7.0...
In a recent posting, Bryan Cantrill, coinventor of DTrace, the award-winning dynamic tracing capability in the Solaris 10 OS, alerted everyone of dtrace.conf(08). That's "the first-ever DTrace (un)conference," which will be held in downtown San Francisco on Friday, March 14. Do attend to share ideas, learn the latest developments, and hobnob with the DTrace community. To read the details and...
Shortly after the release of the NetBeans IDE 6.0 in December 2007, JDJ publisher Jeremy Geelan interviewed Sun technology evangelist Gregg Sporor in a SYS-CON audiocast. Gregg started off by pointing out that the NetBeans IDE, which started as a student project in the Czech Republic, has been open source for over seven years. From being a tool that enables the creation of applications in the...
Fantastic news! InfoWorld has recognized three Sun products with 2008 Technology of the Year Awards: Best File System: Zettabyte File System (ZFS): "The fluidity, the malleability, and the scalability of ZFS far surpass any file system available now on any platform." Best Storage Server: Sun Fire X4500 Server: "[N]icknamed the Thumper for a reason: 48 SATA drives in a single 4U chassis...