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Blog Archive for marinasum during May 2008

Do check out the presentations for JavaOne 2008. They are all in PDF, organized by subject: Cool Stuff, Java SE, Java EE, and so forth. Only a very few presentations are missing, I heard, and they will be available soon. A ton of expertise and insight is reflected in the presentations. I, for one, will dive in soon.
Sun identity architect Rajeev Angal starts a recent interview with Sun Developer Network with explaining why identity federation among enterprises, a must-do in the present-day Web economy, is a momentous challenge. Issues abound from many fronts: legacy applications, transient and transaction data, protocols, scalability.Enter virtual federation, a key capability invented by Rajeev for the...
Sun is offering students worldwide free online training courses, taught by technical experts and evangelists. The topics include Sun SPOT [Small Programmable Object Technology], JRuby, JavaFX, and the Solaris OS, with certificates awarded on completion of the requirements. Valuable learning opportunities! Do check them out.
Over the years, Sun technology evangelist Sang Shin's free online courses on Java technology and other programming topics, which typically last between four to five months, have elicited many kudos. Forthcoming is a course on Ruby, JRuby, and Rails programming, which will cover topics on the basics, metaprogramming, deployment, related Web technologies, and so forth. Hands-on labs, including...
In a February posting, I spotlighted the Sun portal for student developers. A brand-new feature on the portal's Campus Ambassadors tab is a world map that displays the locations of those ambassadors. Clicking through the locations shows you the ambassadors' names along with pointers to their blogs, if applicable, and an option to sign up for notification of upcoming events. What a nifty...
Paul Krill's recent interview on InfoWorld with Ian Murdock, creator of Debian Linux and now Sun's VP of developer and community marketing, sheds light on many frequently discussed aspects of open source as they relate to Sun. The question of how to make money from open source remains a key one. Here's part of Ian's response: "[T]here are ample opportunities to make money because even though...
I much enjoyed attending the session "Future Challenges for Open Source and Java Technology" yesterday on Day Two of JavaOne. Here's a summary of the session.
Late afternoon this past Monday, Sun identity architect Pat Patterson, senior product line manager Daniel Raskin, and product manager Nick Wooler took the podium at CommunityOne on OpenSSO. In particular, they described the runtime scenario; explained Fedlets, a shining capability in the upcoming Sun Federated Access Manager, OpenSSO's twin; and demo'd the process of deploying applications and...
At CommunityOne 2008 in San Francisco yesterday, Ludovic Poitou, community lead for OpenDS; and Jim Yang, project lead for Penrose, a Java technology-based directory server, presented on the topic, "Getting Started on OpenDS.” Here's the presentation (PDF) and a recap.