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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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How to Manage and Monitor Sun Java System Application Server 8.1

Posted by marinasum on January 6, 2006 at 1:54 PM PST

A brand-new article on developers.sun.com, Managing and Monitoring Sun Java System Application Server 8.1, outlines the server's management architecture and describes the tools and APIs that help you perform those two important tasks.

Enterprise Developers: Take Advantage of the Java Application Verification Kit

Posted by marinasum on January 6, 2006 at 10:33 AM PST

Here is a noteworthy tip from Prakash Narayan, an engineering manager of the Sun Java Studio Enterprise development team:

Wanna find out whether an application developed with Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 runs on application servers that are compatible with the J2EE platform?

Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 on Mac OS X?

Posted by marinasum on January 4, 2006 at 7:06 PM PST

A recent thread on the Sun Java Studio Enterprise Forum records an unanimous clamoring for Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 to run on Mac OS X, along with various tips.

A Couple of Views on Sun's Service Business

Posted by marinasum on December 21, 2005 at 12:07 PM PST

In a recent article, Sun Bullish on Service Biz Potential, internetnews.com reports the thoughts of Don Grantham, Sun EVP, and Dan Mahoney, chief research and client officer at Forrester Research.

How to Load-Balance Sun Java System Access Manager

Posted by marinasum on December 15, 2005 at 3:04 PM PST

Given that guarantees are a myth, solutions that ensure availability in case of server failures afford productivity, not to mention peace of mind.

Free, ALL ACCESS Backstage Pass for Sun Developer Network

Posted by marinasum on December 7, 2005 at 9:08 PM PST

In a previous blog, I alluded to the free membership at Sun Developer Network (SDN).

Gratifying to Hear About Sun While in Hong Kong

Posted by marinasum on December 2, 2005 at 6:10 PM PST

A home base of California does make me in many ways U.S.-centric even though I collaborate with colleagues around the globe off and on. So, while vacationing in Hong Kong in the past two weeks, it was at first a little surprising yet also gratifying to hear folks comment about Sun.

Sun Takes Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 to JavaPolis 2005

Posted by marinasum on November 21, 2005 at 2:47 PM PST

Hot news for application developers in Europe: Sun will premier Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 at JavaPolis 2005. That convention, dubbed the European Java climax of the year, will be held between December 12-16 in Antwerp, Belgium and promises to attract an impressive attendance at a low entry fee of only 300 Euro.

SOA-Oriented Technology Preview Releases of Sun Java Studio Enterprise

Posted by marinasum on November 21, 2005 at 2:36 PM PST

Off the press recently is the first Technology Preview Release of the next-generation Sun Java Studio Enterprise IDE, complete with an installer, code samples, and README. This new series of releases focuses on service-oriented architecture (SOA), which is all the rage in the IT community nowadays.

Learn the Basic Principles of Namespaces in XML Schemas

Posted by marinasum on November 16, 2005 at 2:57 PM PST

In a newly published article, Namespaces in XML Schemas, Part 1: An Introduction, Chris Webster, a Sun Java Studio Enterprise engineer, and I explain the basic principles with examples.