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Blog Archive for marinasum during August 2008

A video presentation by Sun's Roman Shaposhnik at the June 25 OpenSolaris Developer Conference in Prague is worth a look. The talk focuses on the reasons why it makes sense to develop applications on the OpenSolaris platform with Sun Studio as a tool of choice. The video also features a talk by Adriaan De Groot, who discusses the nuances of building the KDE Project in C++ with Sun Studio on...
A new SDN article, Integrating Applications With OpenSSO, starts by describing the architecture of OpenSSO's secure login process, followed by the four ways in which to manage applications' Web access. The four ways are the Policy Agent, a reverse proxy, the client SDK, and identity services. Even though identity services require extra programming, you save cycles since no other components (...
Earlier, Lee Bieber—an engineering manager-cum-friend I worked with at Sun before and who just rejoined the company (yay!)—pointed me to a Slashdot posting: OpenSolaris from a Linux Admin Perspective It refers to a recent Linux Format article that highlights the observations from Juliet Kemp, who "takes OpenSolaris for a test drive." Included are her assessments of the installation...
In Part 6 of a Sun Developer Network interview series, From the Trenches at Sun Identity, software architect Aravindan Ranganathan first explains why developers have been asking for "APIs for calling into [Sun Java System] Access Manager." That's a key access management and federation product from Sun, available in open source as OpenSSO.In addition, Aravindan elaborates on the capabilities of...
Sun's Tim Foster has posted an informative list of news items on OpenSolaris for July 2008. Included are a project proposal for support of the Sierra-Intel WiFi chipsets, presentation slides from the OpenSolaris Developer Conference 2008, the start of the Integrated Load Balancer project, and so forth. Thanks to Tim for all the updates. Please keep them up!While on the subject of OpenSolaris,...
As you watch the exciting Summer 2008 Games in Beijing, do check out a related cool, fun-filled Facebook game called myPicks Beijing 2008. The game enables players to predict Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners throughout the Summer 2008 Games. If a player predicts correctly, points are added to that person's home-country score. Ultimately, the country with the highest point total at the...
Wonderful news! Sun has announced that, as part of the Web Stack subproject of the OpenSolaris OS, the core components of Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 and Sun Java System Web Proxy Server will be available in open source in the third quarter. Currently, Sun Java System Web Server is free for download. In a recent posting, Sun engineer Siriam Natarajan talks about the history of Sun Java...
Beginners in Java programming, do visit the New to Java Programming Center for Young Developers. The hub suggests a learning path and offers tutorials and other resources not only to audiences with no or little programming experience, but also to those geared for more advanced techniques. Included are pointers to intuitive tools like Greenfoot, BlueJ, Scratch, and Alice.org—all fun to...
Following up on Part 1 of an article series on how to set up OpenDS as a naming service for the OpenSolaris OS, Mazen Arakji, Ludo Poitou, and I just published Part 2 on Sun Development Network. The steps are simple and self-explanatory: Part 2 calls for a few command lines and a couple of procedures that configure clients, after which you're done. In addition, Part 2 clues you in on the steps...
Be sure to check out this handy reference: the Code Samples wiki from Sun. The many segments are divided by category (Java SE, SE, ME, and FX platforms, scripting languages, and so forth) and then by topic (language syntax, math operations, multimedia, and so forth). And do share your code by adding to the collection! Wikis are superior for enabling exchanges.