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Blog Archive for marinasum during April 2008

Jamie Nelson, Sun's director of engineering for access and federation management, mentioned in a recent interview that "[t]ypically, the number-one problem in developing Web applications is that identity is often an afterthought." If you plan to join CommunityOne in San Francisco next Monday, May 5, be sure to attend these identity management sessions: Getting Started With OpenDS OpenSSO...
In a recent podcast, Sun's senior product line manager for access and federation management Daniel Raskin and RedMonk's Michael Cote and Sun's Brandon Whichard explain federation ("extended enterprise, internally and externally") with examples and a new way to federate with partners: with Fedlets in the upcoming Sun Federated Access Manager. The benefits: simplicity, speed, lightweight,...
A short and succinct posting on CNET explains why the Solaris OS "is no slouch"—not by far, given its 12 million licenses as of end-February 2008. The author, Matt Asay, also shares his thoughts on Linux and Sun's possible involvement. One can't talk about the Solaris OS without mentioning its unique capabilities, such as DTrace and Zettabyte File System (ZFS). This posting calls DTrace...
Sun Developer Network just published Part 3 of the technical series, Securing Applications With Identity Services. Through an example application built with the NetBeans IDE, you learn how to configure OpenSSO and obtain the attributes of users whose tokens are passed in service calls. Forthcoming will be segments on auditing, creation, updates, single sign-on, and logout of identity services....
Young developers who desire to learn how to build software in various intuitive programming languages, including Java, should check out a new java.sun.com hub in the New to Java Programming Center. Spotlighted there are numerous resource pointers to tutorials and introductory material: BlueJ, NetBeans IDE Blue J Edition, Greenfoot. Some of the resources are self-paced and interactive—a ton...
Early this month, I interviewed Daniel Raskin, Sun's senior product line manager for federation and access management, for Part 3 of the From the Trenches at Identity series. In this segment, Daniel points out the challenges that enterprises face with the related solutions and elaborates on the impressive capabilities of an upcoming, open-source product, Sun Federated Access Manager, designed...
A recent posting on Sun's Web-tier blog showcases the recent launch of Sun's multicore, multisocket systems that are based on the UltraSPARC T2 architecture. The posting also mentions the impressive capabilities of chip multithreading (CMT)-optimized Sun Java System Web Server: vertical and horizontal scalability, support of PHP and JSP implementations, and so forth. For more details on CMT at...
RedMonk's Michael Cote and Sun's Brandon Whichard recently recorded an approximately 30-minute podcast, in which they reflect on a number of interesting subjects. Those include the recent "passportgate" in the States, the difference between ESSO [enterprise single sign-on] and SSO [single sign-on], IBM's acquisition of Encentuate, OpenID, and others. A lively, informative episode.
Java University, which will begin on Monday, May 5, 2008 as part of 2008 JavaOne, is available for attendance by Conference Plus Pass and Java University Pass holders. At the podium will be experts who will expound on the latest of many popular technologies and tools as they relate to SOA and Web 2.0: the JavaFX and Java Card technologies; the Java EE, Java SE, and Java ME platforms; JRuby on...
A recent blog on CNET, Open-Source Software As Guerrilla Marketing Strategy, contains insightful quotes about the advantages of open source. Notable is the expanded horizon of contributors, some of whom end up being hired by the companies that make their software open source. In my recent conversations with champions and overseers of open-source projects at Sun, I heard about that trend, too,...