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Blog Archive for marinasum during September 2008

OpenSSO, Sun's open-source project for access management and federation, has been gaining momentum since its inception in 2005 and now boasts a membership of over 700. Sidharth Mishra, Sun's technical product manager for identity management at Sun, recently cowrote with me an article that describes how to configure and deploy OpenSSO on GlassFish. The process calls for a few predeployment and...
This week, come join java.sun.com's Ask the Experts session on OpenSSO, Sun's opens-source project for access management, identity federation, and secure Web services. Four technical experts at Sun will stand by to answer your written questions. Just go to the site this week (September 29-October 3), send in your questions, and then watch for the subsequent Q&A postings. This is an excellent...
ACM Queue just published Part 1 of a two-part series on software engineering: an interview with Steve Bourne, Eric Allman, and Bryan Cantrill, three experts on the subject matter. The Q&As center on "the bread and butter of every developer's life, tools and technologies, and how the process of software development has changed (or not changed) with the rise of certain popular development...
Students, check out Student Central, a brand new site at Sun. The content there is specifically tailored for you: open-source software, training and certification, career opportunities, Campus Ambassador Program, events, social networks.
Sun Studio 12 delivers a comprehensive tool set for developers—C, C++, and FORTRAN compilers, Sun Performance Library, dbx Debugger, the NetBeans IDE, Thread Analyzer, Performance Analyzer—along with superior performance. A new article on SDN, Why Use Sun Studio 12 Compilers and Tools?, summarizes the features and points you to the free download. Have a look.
SDN's Enterprise Tech Tips are a great place to visit for guidelines on Java technologies and APIs, notably those for the Java EE platform. A survey is now open till September 30. Please fill it out to tell SDN what you like, what you don't like, and what you'd like future tips to address.
In a recent interview with Sun Developer Network, Sun technical product manager Sidharth Mishra explains the difference between Web services and Web applications and the reasons why traditional security mechanisms, such as SSL and TLS, are not adequate for protecting the data interactions among Web services. He then discusses the standards that OpenSSO supports to ensure message-level security:...
Roman Strobl's recent posting on The Observatory contains a nice map that shows the locations of the OpenSolaris user groups, which now total 70, spread throughout the world. For more details, see this list on opensolaris.org. Not only are there OpenSolaris user groups in major cities like Beijing and San Francisco, you'll also find those groups in Puget Sound, Washington and Kiev, Ukraine....
Coming up in the Sun Island in Second Life: Daniel Raskin, Sun senior product line manager, and Jamie Nelson, Sun director of engineering for access and federation management, will lead a presentation on OpenSSO and single sign-on, followed by a Q&A. The session, which will focus on access management, federated identity, and secure Web services, will begin at 8:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday,...
The kudos for OpenSolaris keep coming. Here are a few recent postings: Sun Ultra 24 and OpenSolaris 2008.05 First Impressions"I've been using the new box and OpenSolaris for a week now and have no complaints. All and all a great experience for me and for my MacBook Pro." What Make Solaris Different From Other OSZoning, DTrace, more stability, better security, ZFS, office productivity .... Five...