Now that Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 is free to Sun Developer Network members, it should be even more of a matter of course for version 7 users to upgrade to version 8.
Application developers, here's a wonderful opportunity to showcase your cool apps and win big: Join the InsIDE Stories Developer Contest for applications that are built with Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8
An article that I cowrote with Rico Cruz, a Sun Java Studio Enterprise engineer, just came off the press: Accessing Web Services. It shows you how to build J2EE Web-service clients with Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 in order to communicate with Web services.
Hot news! As a member of Sun Developer Network, which you can join for free, you can download free, full-license copies of the Sun Java Studio Enterprise and Sun Java Studio Creator IDEs.
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Multimedia sessions from 2005 JavaOne are now available--for free--to Sun Developer Network (SDN) members. Each session includes the speaker's audio track, slides, and text transcripts. SDN memberships are free and easy to sign up for.
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If you plan to attend JavaOne Tokyo between Tuesday-Thursday, November 8-10, don't miss the many activities associated with the launch of Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8. Here are a couple of highlights.
Another article that I published this week, Remote Management of Application-Server Domains, also cowritten with Sun senior staff engineer Mark Basler, shows you how to manage a domain of application-server instances.
Early this week, I published an article, Mutual Authentication for Web Services: A Live Example, cowritten with Mark Basler, a senior staff engineer at Sun.
As intuitive as Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 is, learning a few tips about that IDE would smooth out your work life even more. You may find the tidbits below helpful. As before, Nathan Fiedler of the Sun Java Studio Enterprise engineering team helped me screen a technical FAQ and interpret the fine points. Hats off to him.
Yesterday, Sun shipped the final version of Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8, only two months after the Early Access release. To the IDE's engineering team--the people who made the IDE a reality--it was a momentous day. I asked them for their take on what in that IDE appeals to them the most.