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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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BBC World News Picks Best Cloud Applications

Posted by marinasum on June 27, 2008 at 3:08 PM PDT

Cloud computing generally means accessing resources that are owned and run by third parties in consolidated groups in data centers. BBC World News has published its pick of best cloud applications and services: Sun's, Apple Mobile Me, Google Docs, and others.

OpenSSO Resource Center

Posted by marinasum on June 26, 2008 at 1:15 PM PDT

Have a look at the newly launched OpenSSO Resource Center, which brings you at a glance reference material on OpenSSO, Sun's open-source project for access management, federation, and secure Web services.

Network World: "The Unsung Fathers of Technology"

Posted by marinasum on June 19, 2008 at 1:43 PM PDT

See a recent slide show on Network World with the pictures, along with a brief introduction, of ten "inventor[s], originator[s,] or driving force behind a new product or technology." Among them is Sun's James Gosling, Father of Java technology.

The others are

More Q&As on Sun Java System Access Manager

Posted by marinasum on June 18, 2008 at 1:36 PM PDT

Check out the ninth segment of the FAQ for Sun Java System Access Manager on Sun Developer Network.

More Details on Fedlets

Posted by marinasum on June 10, 2008 at 2:59 PM PDT

Fedlets, a key new feature in the upcoming Sun Federated Access Manager, twin of OpenSSO, are, to paraphrase Sun identity architect Pat Patterson, lightweight packages created by identity providers to efficiently federation-enable small service providers.

Part 2 of FAQ on Sun Java System Access Manager Support for SAML

Posted by marinasum on June 6, 2008 at 3:10 PM PDT

SDN just published Part 2 of an FAQ on the nuances of working with Sun Java System Access Manager, a twin of OpenSSO, in support of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 1.x and 2.x.

Sun CIO Shares Insight on Streamlining IT at Sun

Posted by marinasum on June 3, 2008 at 9:36 AM PDT

A recent Forbes interview with Sun CIO Bob Worrall on how Sun IT has been streamlining and consolidating internal applications since late 2005 sheds light on the challenges and rewards.

JavaOne 2008 Technical Sessions Now Online

Posted by marinasum on May 30, 2008 at 12:02 PM PDT

Do check out the presentations for JavaOne 2008. They are all in PDF, organized by subject: Cool Stuff, Java SE, Java EE, and so forth. Only a very few presentations are missing, I heard, and they will be available soon.

A ton of expertise and insight is reflected in the presentations.

What's Virtual Federation?

Posted by marinasum on May 28, 2008 at 2:57 PM PDT

Sun identity architect Rajeev Angal starts a recent interview with Sun Developer Network with explaining why identity federation among enterprises, a must-do in the present-day Web economy, is a momentous challenge.

Free Online Software Courses for Students From Sun

Posted by marinasum on May 22, 2008 at 2:43 PM PDT

Sun is offering students worldwide free online training courses, taught by technical experts and evangelists. The topics include Sun SPOT [Small Programmable Object Technology], JRuby, JavaFX, and the Solaris OS, with certificates awarded on completion of the requirements.

Valuable learning opportunities! Do check them out.