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Blog Archive for marinasum during June 2009

Interested in exploring the capabilities of the OpenSolaris OS? A Sun Learning Services beta program makes it really easy: You can run the OS from a browser—with no downloads or installations, for one hour at a time. Brian Leonard's June 18 posting on the OpenSolaris group blog, The Observatory, has the details, complete with screen shots and important tidbits of information from the launch...
This Friday, June 26, architects Ludo Poitou and Pat Patterson of OpenDS and OpenSSO, respectively, will present at FISL [Forum Internacional Software Livre in Portuguese for International Free Software Forum, "South America's biggest open-source conference," according to Pat], to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Ludo will discuss the topic of scaling identity stores with OpenDS; Pat, OpenSSO's...
OpenDS community manager and architect Ludo Poitou has announced the release of OpenDS 2.0.0 Release Candidate 2. Besides bug fixes, the release includes many new capabilities, including enhanced multimaster replication and recurring tasks. OpenDS 2.0 will follow shortly after the testing of RC 2 is complete. Do let the OpenDS team know your take by writing one of the mailing lists or the #...
Have a look at the transcript of the May 28 OpenSolaris live chat, at which several senior OpenSolaris folks answered questions posted by the attendees. Among the questions are— What's the future of Solaris 10? How will OpenSolaris and Solaris coexist in the future? Can I install OpenSolaris without Gnome? What are the virtualization options for OpenSolaris? What is Virtual Wire? Can I...
It's always a pleasure to visit with Ludo Poitou, community manager and architect for OpenDS, Sun's open-source project for a next-generation directory service. He's ever knowledgeable, down-to-earth, candid, and gracious. Yesterday at JavaOne, we caught a few minutes to chat about the latest of OpenDS. OpenDS 2.0 "OpenDS 2.0 is slated to be shipped in early July. That's a major, much anticipated...
I much enjoyed listening to Ben Galbraith of Mozilla expound on user-interface design at JavaOne yesterday afternoon. Not only is the title, Creating Compelling User Interfaces, eye-catching, the content is well supported by quotations from experts. The Importance of UI Galbraith started the talk with a nod to Google: "Its front page has only a simple interface [for search] and we tend to forget...
The presentation by eBay distinguished architect Sastry Malladi at JavaOne on Tuesday afternoon illuminated the benefits, misconceptions, and deployment challenges of service-oriented architecture (SOA). He also described how eBay tackles the issues.Definition According to Malladi, SOA is an architecture that "removes brittle, hard-wired components that inhibit change." In their place are "...
Java University at 2009 JavaOne was held on Sunday afternoon, May 31, and all day Monday, June 1. Earlier today, I caught up with Joe Boulenouar, senior Java specialist at Sun, and asked him how everything went in those 1-1/2 days. "Wonderfully," Joe beamed. "Impressive signups, enthusiastic students, active participation during class. All extremely gratifying." In particular, he pointed out...