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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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Ask the Experts About OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on September 29, 2008 at 7:14 AM PDT

This week, come join's Ask the Experts session on OpenSSO, Sun's opens-source project for access management, identity federation, and secure Web services.

ACM Queue: A Discussion With Three Software Engineering Experts

Posted by marinasum on September 24, 2008 at 8:02 AM PDT

ACM Queue just published Part 1 of a two-part series on software engineering: an interview with Steve Bourne, Eric Allman, and Bryan Cantrill, three experts on the subject matter.

Student Central at Sun

Posted by marinasum on September 22, 2008 at 9:44 AM PDT

Students, check out Student Central, a brand new site at Sun. The content there is specifically tailored for you: open-source software, training and certification, career opportunities, Campus Ambassador Program, events, social networks.

Check Out Sun Studio 12 Compilers and Tools

Posted by marinasum on September 18, 2008 at 11:26 AM PDT

Sun Studio 12 delivers a comprehensive tool set for developers—C, C++, and FORTRAN compilers, Sun Performance Library, dbx Debugger, the NetBeans IDE, Thread Analyzer, Performance Analyzer—along with superior performance.

Take a Survey on SDN's Enterprise Tech Tips

Posted by marinasum on September 16, 2008 at 10:45 AM PDT

SDN's Enterprise Tech Tips are a great place to visit for guidelines on Java technologies and APIs, notably those for the Java EE platform. A survey is now open till September 30.

A Discussion on Securing Web Services With OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on September 15, 2008 at 8:20 AM PDT

In a recent interview with Sun Developer Network, Sun technical product manager Sidharth Mishra explains the difference between Web services and Web applications and the reasons why traditional security mechanisms, such as SSL and TLS, are not a

OpenSolaris User Groups at a Glance

Posted by marinasum on September 11, 2008 at 10:39 AM PDT

Roman Strobl's recent posting on The Observatory contains a nice map that shows the locations of the OpenSolaris user groups, which now total 70, spread throughout the world.

Join OpenSSO and Single Sign-On Presentation in Second Life

Posted by marinasum on September 9, 2008 at 8:39 AM PDT

Coming up in the Sun Island in Second Life: Daniel Raskin, Sun senior product line manager, and Jamie Nelson, Sun director of engineering for access and federation management, will lead a presentation on OpenSSO and single sign-on, followed by a Q&A.

Positive Reviews on OpenSolaris

Posted by marinasum on September 8, 2008 at 1:38 PM PDT

The kudos for OpenSolaris keep coming. Here are a few recent postings:

New 2008-2009 Schedule for Sun Tech Days

Posted by marinasum on September 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM PDT

Sun Tech Days are a free developer conference that's held worldwide with technical sessions and hands-on labs on the Java language, scripting, MySQL, the NetBeans IDE, OpenSolaris, and other topics.