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Sun Java Studio Creator Tutorials
The Latest Appearance of the Tutorial Divas

In their latest appearance, the Tutorial Divas sing the praises of Sun Java Studio Creator in three new compositions: Understanding Internationalization; Creating an Internationalized Application; and Deploying to Sun Java System Web Sever 6.1.

A Manual Approach to Deploying Java Studio Creator Web Applications
For Developers Lacking Direct Access to the Production Web Server

This article is a how-to on "Deploying to Sun Java System Web Server 6.1," which demonstrates how users can perform a manual deployment, given that developers do not always have direct access to the production web server. Once the application is deployed successfully, users need next to export the WAR file using the IDE and then manually add a deployment descriptor file before reassembling the WAR file.

Migrating Web Applications From Apache Tomcat 5.x to Sun Java System Web Server 7.0
Covers JNDI, JDBC and SSL

Krishnamohan Meduri and Marina Sum have written a guide entitled "Migrating Web Applications From Apache Tomcat 5.x to Sun Java System Web Server 7.0." The authors demonstrate how to create user accounts in file-based realms, as well as how to configure a Java Naming and Directory Interface (J.N.D.I.) API application with Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Datasource and the set up procedure for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

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Using Sun Studio 11 Compilers to Optimize AMD64 Performance
Author Examines Various Compiler Options and Combinations
Given the outstanding performance possible with Sun solutions that use the AMD Opteron processor, users will want to optimize their applications so as to maximize performance. Stanislav Mekhanoshin addresses the optimization of the Sun Studio 11 compilers on AMD 64-based processors in his Sun Developer Network Article entitled "Getting The Best AMD64 Performance With Sun Studio Compilers."
Using the Process Privileges in the Solaris 10 Operating System
How to Dole Out the Access Appropriate to Each Process
Rich Teer begins his Sun Developer Network article "Programming in the Solaris OS With Privileges" with a discussion of the limitations that used to prevail prior to the release of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). This was that privilege was the traditional UNIX "all or nothing" situation: users had either limited access or superuser access. He then proceeds to a discussion of the privilege API in the latest Solaris release.
IBM WebSphere Application Server on Solaris 10 and Zones
Maximizing the Benefits of Solaris Zones for Server Consolidation
Getting started with IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) V6.0.2 and later on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) in both its global and non-global zones has been made simpler for readers of the guide written by Dileep Kumar and Albert Leigh of Sun.
Subscribe to the SunSpectrum eLibraries
Find Training Materials for the Last Three Solaris OS Releases

Sun is making available its custom eLibrary on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), which covers the desktop system, file system and shell while also providing coverage of file archives and transfers between remote hosts. Users wishing to utilize this resource can log on to the Sun Learning Center.

Servers
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Sun Fire T1000 Server Benchmark Results Surpass IBM x3650 Server
Sun Fire T1000 Server and Sun Fire T2000 Server Top in Their Class
The Sun Fire T1000 server posted SPECweb2005 benchmark results that place it as second only to the Sun Fire T2000 server. The Sun Fire T1000 server delivered 14 percent greater performance than the IBM System x3650 with the latest Intel 2x Dual Core 3.0 GHz Xeon 5100 processors.
Sun Fire T1000 Server Offers Users Excellent Attributes
Sun Seeks Channel Partners in Promoting Server
In his review of the Sun Fire T1000, Marc Spiwak of CRN notes both the capabilities and the power consumption of the UltraSPARC T1 processor, as well as the various optional configurations available to purchasers.
DVD Drive Now Available for Sun Fire X4100 and X4200 Servers
X-Option Makes Server Fully Upgradable

Now you can order a DVD drive for your Sun Fire X4100 and Sun Fire X4200 servers that were originally ordered without a DVD-ROM drive. The drive is the same drive that ships from the factory in servers that are ordered with the DVD-ROM.

More Sun Products Added to the Remanufactured List
Sun Servers and Workstations Now Available

Sun is now offering as remanufactured systems some Sun Fire servers, Sun Java workstations and Sun Blade workstations.

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Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 99 Issue 3, 4 and 5; Vol 100 issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four issues. The top articles for the four most recent issues were:

  • 100.1: - Sun's Growth Plan Announced [16517]
  • 99.5: Solaris ZFS Administration Guide [16356]
  • 99.4: Sun Desktop Manager 1.0 Installation & Configuration Guide [16394]
  • 99.3: Guide to Managing Solaris ZFS in Solaris 10 Containers [16355]
    Service
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    Sun Gears Up for Managed Services Offering
    Plans Are to Move Beyond Traditional Break-Fix Model
    Sun will market managed services to its channel partners, beginning in July 2006, Bill Cate, director of U.S. Partner Programs, told Kristen Kenedy of CRN. Two levels of services, basic and managed, will be offered. These stem in part from Sun's acquisition of SevenSpace, which offered managed services in heterogeneous environments.
    Sun Markets Managed Services as Increasing Share of World Market
    Revenue Worldwide Pegged at US$5.4 Billion
    The changes in Sun's overall business model that the dotcom bust dictated are reviewed by Sunil Kumar at CXOtoday.com. He contends that Sun's continuing focus on R&D, its acquisitions and innovative sales models, plus the appointment of Jonathan Schwartz as CEO have positioned the company well for competitive survival in the current market.
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    Java Card Protection Profile Updated for Version 2.2.2
    Meets Security Testing for Common Criteria

    A new version of the Java Card Protection Profile is available, updated for the Java Card 2.2.2 specifications. The protection profile is a modular set of security requirements designed specifically for the Java Card platform so developers can complete security evaluations under the Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluation.

    Implementing Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) with the Java EE 5 SDK
    Guide Features Online Loan Application Example

    A new guide walks you through how to create an online loan application. The guide presents concepts and language constructs necessary to developing a SOA composite application in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5.

    Fun With AJAX: Greg Murray's POV
    Tech Tips from Sun Servlet Spec Lead

    Writer Janice Heiss interviewed Greg Murray, the Sun Servlet specification lead, about the Servlet 2.5 release, AJAX, and Web 2.0.

    Java ME Device Table Updated
    Over 250 Devices Listed

    The Mobility Center on the Sun Developer Network has updated the Device Matrix, a database tracking the Java characteristics of mobile devices. The new version includes a re-designed user interface. There are several new devices, bringing the total number of devices to over 250.

    Evans Data Survey Results of Java EE 5 Adoption in Asia-Pacific
    Developers Use Both Java EE 5 and Microsoft .NET

    A recent survey from Evans Data shows a 200 percent increase in the adoption of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 in the Asia-Pacific region over six months ago. Developers in the region are also using Microsoft .NET, indicating that developers see both platforms as important and interaction between applications will be important.

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