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Blog Archive for marinasum during February 2009

Sun Java evangelist Sang Shin's Passion for Java Technology site is well worth visiting time and again. There, you'll find many free online courses on Java programming, presentation slides, and tutorials.Here are a few enlightening presentations (all in PDF) from the January Houston TechFest: JavaFX: New Kid on the RIA Block Having Fun in Building Web Applications Using Ruby/JRuby/Rails Building...
OpenOffice reached a minor milestone in late January by releasing version 3.0.1. No new features, but two enhancements—more robust grammar checks and an increase in the limit of personal word lists—are terrific. OpenOffice has long engendered kudos. About a year ago, version 2.3 was named "the best download of 2007" by CNET. There have been many significant strides since.
Bob Worrall, CIO at Sun, recently published an article on Forbes, Sun Microsystems' IT Tips. He starts by pointing out that as much as the current economic downturn impacts everyone, it's also a "huge opportunity" for IT to make spending count and to invest in technology for a competitive edge. Worrall has three suggestions on how to "stretch the IT budget": Aim for efficiency, that is, "doing...
Sun senior product line manager Daniel Raskin and director of engineering Jamie Nelson, both on access and federation management, recently held a Webinar on the 12-month roadmap of Sun OpenSSO Enterprise, the commercial release of OpenSSO. In a posting, Daniel points to the presentation, which, including the Q&As at the end, runs for approximately an hour.Sounds long, but it's well worth...
A late-January article on Techworld by Paul Krill reports on a recent speech by Lew Tucker, Sun's CTO for cloud computing. Tucker talked about the likelihood of IDEs accommodating the development and deployment of applications to the cloud, the problems that face migration of legacy applications, in particular security concerns, and possible solutions. Though a high-level overview, the article...
The Image Package System (IPS) repository in the OpenSolaris OS contains GlassFish. The installation process, however, takes a bit of work. A salute to Brian Leonard, technology evangelist for OpenSolaris, for documenting the command lines and related output in a recent posting on The Observatory. As Brian mentioned, it's simpler to install GlassFish from good ol' java.net.
The first OpenSSO Community Day in New York City, scheduled for March 17, is becoming booked up. The second such event will be held in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, May 5, again in an unconference format. The free session, including lunch, is open to the entire OpenSSO community.Note that attendees of the OpenSSO Community Day in Munich are entitled to a 20 percent discount at the European...
Following Part 1 of the recent virtual-federation series on Sun Developer Network, Part 2 describes the process of enabling the VF capability in OpenSSO. Afterwards, federation of your applications becomes a reality: secure, loosely coupled, and centralized. The process does involve a multitude of steps. However, they are all intuitive and the OpenSSO GUI is easy to follow. The screen shots...
Sun is offering a free, monthly Webinar on identity management. The first session,
Sun senior product line manager Daniel Raskin has produced a video that spotlights a wonderful OpenSSO capability that's in the works. For additional security, OpenSSO can generate and transmit a one-time password to a user's mobile device for accessing a Web application.In the video, Daniel demonstrates the process: The administrator creates a user account in OpenSSO and adds the user's...