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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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Upcoming Online Seminar on Java EE 5 Platform and EJB 3.0 Technology

Posted by marinasum on May 17, 2006 at 1:53 PM PDT

For an inside scoop on the Java EE 5 platform and EJB 3.0 technology, check out the two-day expert-to-engineer seminar in early June, complete with demos and Q&As.

The Open-Source Landscape for SOA

Posted by marinasum on May 17, 2006 at 9:25 AM PDT

At a JavaOne industry panel yesterday, representatives from IBM, Sonic Software, Sun, JBoss, IONA, and LogicBlaze discussed the topic, "What Is Happening With SOA in Open Source?". Here are a few salient points from that session:

First Technical Session at JavaOne: JMX Technology

Posted by marinasum on May 16, 2006 at 1:37 PM PDT

This morning, on this first day of JavaOne in sunny San Francisco, I attended the technical session, "JMX [Java Management Extensions] Technology Today and Tomorrow." JMX provides the APIs for building distributed software for managing and monitoring applications and networks.

The session, held by Jean-Francois Denise and Eamonn McManus at Sun, started with a demo on jconsol

How to Use PHP With Sun Java System Web Server

Posted by marinasum on May 15, 2006 at 2:13 PM PDT

Published last week on is a technical article, Using PHP on Sun Java System Web Server.

Early-Access BPEL Blueprints Now on

Posted by marinasum on May 15, 2006 at 8:51 AM PDT

Hot off the press on are two examples for orchestrating Web services with the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). They illustrate how to implement synchronous or asynchronous Web-service interactions, complete with design details.

Be sure to check them out!

NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Early Access Now Available

Posted by marinasum on May 12, 2006 at 1:40 PM PDT

Yesterday, Sun shipped NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Early Access on, an update of the previous two preview releases. The capabilities include UML modeling and SOA visual design tools that support XML schemas and BPEL.

Top 10 Luminaries in Identity

Posted by marinasum on May 9, 2006 at 11:52 AM PDT

A recent blog on ZDNet by Eric Norlin lists the top 10 most important people in the identity arena today.

Free, Online Bootcamp: Introduction to Java Programming

Posted by marinasum on May 8, 2006 at 9:04 AM PDT

If you know of folks who would like to learn the fundamentals of Java programming, please point them to a free, 10-week online bootcamp that will start on May 25.

Updates on Upcoming Java University at JavaOne

Posted by marinasum on May 3, 2006 at 9:04 AM PDT

The upcoming Java University Program, to be held in San Francisco on Monday, May 15, the day before JavaOne, has attracted over 530 enrollments so far.

Infosys a Champion of J2EE Platform and Sun Developer Tools

Posted by marinasum on May 1, 2006 at 10:21 AM PDT

A new article on describes the important part played by the J2EE platform and Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 in the accomplishments of the E-C