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Blog Archive for marinasum during March 2008

The 2008 JavaOne conference (Moscone Center, San Francisco, Tuesday-Friday, May 6-9) is just several weeks away. This year's agenda extends well beyond Java technology to also cover developer tools, open source, scripting, eCommerce, and Web 2.0. Here are a few handy pointers:
I enjoyed reading a recent blog by Stefanie Olsen on CNET News on an interview with Marten Mickos, now head of Sun's database group subsequent to the acquisition of MySQL by Sun. The debate on the pros and cons of proprietary and open-source software continues to draw attention, in particular the business model of "giv[ing] away software and charg[ing] at the point of value." According to Mickos...
Sun Developer Network just published Part 2 of an interview series on identity with OpenSSO, Sun's open-source project for single sign-on, as the topic. Sun federation architect-cum-OpenSSO-community manager Pat Patterson, ever eloquent and savvy, is the interviewee.In the interview, Pat discusses OpenSSO's mission, adoption, challenges, future, and a heartening gain to Sun. Contributions from...
DTrace, part of the Solaris 10 OS and OpenSolaris, has long won recognition as an effective tool for identifying the underlying causes for performance problems. In a recent blog, Sun's Jim Laurent suggests that you check out the tools that make DTrace simpler to use: DExplorer, Chime Visualization Tool, the NetBeans plug-in, and others. A great tip! Folks who are interested in DTrace, do take a...
Earlier this month, Fast Company published its list of "The 2008 Fast 50" for the world's most innovative companies. It's an eye-opening and interesting read, in particular that the companies named hail from all industries: automobile, high technology, airlines, retail, attire. Number 45 is Sun Microsystems, highlighted this way: Datacenters account for some three percent of total world energy...
Earlier today, Sun Developer Network published Part 1 of an identity interview series that focuses on access management for Web applications. Jamie Nelson, Sun's director of engineering for access and federation management, who's captivating to listen to by virtue of his broad experience and savvy in security, talks about the number-one problem in developing Web apps—identity—and...
A recent Sun NetTalk presentation, Scale and Move Forward with Total Confidence, by two directors and a VP at Sun elaborate on today's business challenges for Web infrastructures: services, platform, security, traffic, mobility. They then summarize the Sun offerings that enable you to build, optimize, and protect your infrastructure: Open-source Java platform Comprehensive, proven...
Newly published on Sun Developer Network are two new FAQ segments for Sun Java System Access Manager: Identity Management and Service Management SDK. The topics range from configurations to the Identity Repository to realms—valuable reference for developers and system administrators! More segments are in the works. I'll spotlight them as they become available.
Recently, I came across two papers on cross-organization federated identity (authentication, authorization, and audit): Identity Federation: The Inside Story (Literally) by Daniel Raskin, Sun product line manager — Explains the roles played by Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager, soon to be merged as Sun Java System Federated Access Manager. SAML: The...
Kuldip Oberoi, group manager in Developer and Community Marketing at Sun, is responsible for maximizing the outreach of OpenSolaris into the application developer community worldwide. His responsibilities include product management and marketing of Sun Studio (C, C++, and Fortran compilers and tools) and Sun HPC ClusterTools, as well as adoption of the LAMP stack (Ruby, PHP, Python, and others)...