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Blog Archive for marinasum during May 2009

Recently, I caught up with Lee Bieber, a Sun engineering manager in charge of, among other projects, Drizzle, Sun's open-source project for a lightweight, optimized SQL database for cloud and Web applications. He mentioned a demo application being developed by his team to create a highly scalable search engine that retrieves, indexes, and searches for data. The application will be a key demo at...
In recently released OpenSSO Express 7 are several impressive capabilities, including support for OpenDS Standard Edition as a repository for user profiles, authentication data, and policies. You need perform only a few configuration steps, as detailed in a procedural article in the OpenSSO Resource Center. The article also includes several sections of reference information: troubleshooting...
In a recent posting, Sun's Ian Murdock shares his take on how operating systems affect application developers' day-to-day tasks. In the case of OpenSolaris, developers would surely welcome the opportunity to take advantage of outstanding capabilities like DTrace and ZFS if they are integrated into the tools for developing applications? OpenSolaris has won many positive reviews since its inception...
Sun product line manager Nick Wooler will host a free Webinar next Wednesday, May 20 on cost savings and performance enhancements delivered by directory services. See Nick's posting for more specifics. To sign up, complete and send in a short registration form. Near the bottom is a note that, by signing up, you'll receive the replay information. Nice touch!
As pointed out by Sun's Pat Patterson and Daniel Raskin, OpenSSO's Fedlet won the Best Innovation Award at the recently held European Identity Conference. The Fedlet, in Pat's words, is "a lightweight service-provider implementation of SAML [Security Assertion Markup Language] 2.0" that enables federation for both Java and .NET applications. See more details in my March 29 posting. Pat's...
In late April, OpenDS community manager Ludo Poitou wrote about the Directory application for his iPhone. The application not only returns search results of corporate directory servers, including Sun Directory Server and OpenDS, but also enables secure email and phone calls to contacts in the iPhone's address book. The configurations, as described in Ludo's posting, are simple to set up. Note...
As in previous years, Java University is offering 2009 JavaOne Conference Pass and Java U Pass holders an impressive array of classes led by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. The classes, due to start on Sunday, May 31, cover numerous topics, including JavaFX, Java EE 5 and 6 and Java ME platforms, JavaServer Faces technology, SOA, Web 2.0, JRuby and Rails, Groovy and Grails, GlassFish...