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Marina Sum

Marina Sum, having been a writer for Sun since 1989 and a staff writer for Sun Developer Network for several years, blogs mostly on Sun-sponsored open-source projects.


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Drizzle Demo App to Watch for at CommunityOne West and JavaOne Next Week

Posted by marinasum on May 27, 2009 at 6:16 PM PDT

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.

Configuring OpenDS as a User Data Store in OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on May 26, 2009 at 1:48 PM PDT

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.

Ian Murdock on Operating Systems As They Relate to Developers

Posted by marinasum on May 19, 2009 at 4:38 PM PDT

In a recent posting, Sun's Ian Murdock shares his take on how operating systems affect application developers' day-to-day tasks.

Free Sun Webinar on Directory Services on Wednesday, May 20

Posted by marinasum on May 13, 2009 at 3:06 PM PDT

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.

OpenSSO Fedlet Named Best Innovation by European Identity Conference

Posted by marinasum on May 11, 2009 at 10:12 AM PDT

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.

Directory Application for iPhone

Posted by marinasum on May 6, 2009 at 10:32 AM PDT

In late April, OpenDS community manager Ludo Poitou wrote about the Directory application for his iPhone.

Highlights of Java University at 2009 JavaOne

Posted by marinasum on May 4, 2009 at 1:36 PM PDT

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.

Visit the OpenSolaris Information Resources Wiki

Posted by marinasum on April 29, 2009 at 7:59 PM PDT

The OpenSolaris Information Resources wiki well deserves a shout-out. Three major sections at the top link to information for three different audiences: users, system administrators, and developers.

Read Up About LDAP Innovations

Posted by marinasum on April 27, 2009 at 4:53 PM PDT

Felix Gaehtgens's March article on Kuppinger Cole, Innovations in the World of LDAP, that is, the directory-server arena, is well worth a read.

How to Federate Google Apps for Single Sign-On With OpenSSO--Fast

Posted by marinasum on April 23, 2009 at 6:09 PM PDT

Sun's chief identity strategist Daniel Raskin has posted a three-minute video that steps you through the procedure of configuring OpenSSO for single sign-on to Google Apps.