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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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Join Project GlassFish, the Open-Source Version of Sun Java System Application Server PE 9

Posted by marinasum on June 29, 2005 at 1:01 PM PDT

Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition (PE) 9, slated to be open-sourced by Sun soon, is now in development. The product will be integrated with the NetBeans IDE and includes Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 5. Check it out at the GlassFish Project on First download the binary and deploy an application.

Not to Miss: Sun Java Studio Creator 2 Demos

Posted by marinasum on June 27, 2005 at 5:38 PM PDT

Sun Java Studio Creator 2, now in early access at, is being demo'd at its booth in the pavilion at JavaOne. Among the new JavaServer Faces component set is the table component, complete with sorting and advanced paging and graphical capabilities.

Impressive Jump in NetBeans IDE User Base

Posted by marinasum on June 27, 2005 at 5:26 PM PDT

One of the JavaOne technical sessions today on the 12 reasons to use NetBeans revealed the astounding increase in its user base for NetBeans. Between August 2004 and now, the number of users has tripled from 48,000 to 135,000, a threefold increase.

Starting Projects at Tips and Tricks

Posted by marinasum on June 27, 2005 at 2:13 PM PDT

A lead software engineer at British Aerospace (BAE) Systems, David Walend has found publicizing projects at a worthwhile experience. Compared to a couple of other open-source sites he worked with before, he's found the community helpful, positive, and friendly. No hostile flames here, merely constructive suggestions and comments.

Looking Forward to Blogging on

Posted by marinasum on June 20, 2005 at 2:17 PM PDT

There's a first time for everything. Blogging at will be a first for me soon, starting at JavaOne in late June.