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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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Why OpenSolaris is an Ideal Development Platform

Posted by marinasum on August 28, 2008 at 1:50 PM PDT

A video presentation by Sun's Roman Shaposhnik at the June 25 OpenSolaris Developer Conference in Prague is worth a look.

How to Integrate Applications With OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on August 27, 2008 at 9:41 AM PDT

A new SDN article, Integrating Applications With OpenSSO, starts by describing the architecture of OpenSSO's secure login process, followed by the four ways in which to manage applications' Web access.

Observations on OpenSolaris by a Linux Administrator

Posted by marinasum on August 20, 2008 at 8:11 AM PDT

Earlier, Lee Bieber—an engineering manager-cum-friend I worked with at Sun before and who just rejoined the company (yay!)—pointed me to a Slashdot posting:

OpenSolaris from a Linux Admin Perspective

It refers to a recent

Sun Software Architect on OpenSSO's Identity Services

Posted by marinasum on August 19, 2008 at 12:36 PM PDT

In Part 6 of a Sun Developer Network interview series, From the Trenches at Sun Identity, software architect Aravindan Ranganathan first explains why developers have been asking for "APIs for calling into [Sun Java System] Access Manager." That's a key access management and federation

OpenSolaris News: July 2008

Posted by marinasum on August 18, 2008 at 1:49 PM PDT

Sun's Tim Foster has posted an informative list of news items on OpenSolaris for July 2008.

A Fun Game Not To Be Missed

Posted by marinasum on August 13, 2008 at 1:18 PM PDT

myPicks Beijing 2008As you watch the exciting Summer 2008 Games in Beijing, do check out a related cool, fun-filled Facebook game called myPicks Beijing 2008.

Sun Java System Web Server Will Be Open Source Soon

Posted by marinasum on August 12, 2008 at 10:49 AM PDT

Wonderful news!

New to Java Programming Center for Young Developers

Posted by marinasum on August 8, 2008 at 2:08 PM PDT

Beginners in Java programming, do visit the New to Java Programming Center for Young Developers. The hub suggests a learning path and offers tutorials and other resources not only to audiences with no or little programming experience, but also to those geared for more advanced techniques.

OpenDS As a Naming Service for OpenSolaris OS, Part 2

Posted by marinasum on August 7, 2008 at 1:38 PM PDT

Following up on Part 1 of an article series on how to set up OpenDS as a naming service for the OpenSolaris OS, Mazen Arakji, Ludo Poitou, and I just published

A Collection of Code Samples From Sun

Posted by marinasum on August 5, 2008 at 3:42 PM PDT

Be sure to check out this handy reference: the Code Samples wiki from Sun. The many segments are divided by category (Java SE, SE, ME, and FX platforms, scripting languages, and so forth) and then by topic (language syntax, math operations, multimedia, and so forth).

And do share your code by adding to the collection!