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Java Technology
Java SE 6 Release Notes -- A Few Features and Enhancements
Collections Framework and Deployment
A list of the new features in the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE) is now available on the Sun Developer Network (SDN). There is also a table with links to related bugs, enhancements, and Java Specification Requests (JSRs). This article focuses on enhancements in Collections Framework and Deployment.
The JVM Tool Interface (JVM TI): How VM Agents Work
Tech Tip
A December tech tip article explains some basics of writing a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) tool interface (JVM TI) agent library by walking through the heapTracker demo agent available in the JDK downloads. Senior staff engineer Kelly O-Hair and writer Janice Heiss provide code samples as well in "The JVM Tool Interface (JVM TI): How VM Agents Work".
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 105 Issue 5; Volume 106 Issues 1, 2 and 3

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 the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 106 Issue 3, were

  • Benefits of Consolidating Multiple Database Servers on Sun Fire X4600 Server using Solaris Containers [17379]
  • XO's Concentric Web Hosting Platform Powered by Sun Fire T2000 Servers [17413]
  • What IT People are Saying About the New Java SE 6 [17407]
  • Sun Replaces Sun StorageTek SATA Array [17372]
  • Java CAPS Deployed by Top Retailers to Improve Store and Back End Systems [17411]
  • Java Application Platform SDK Update 2 Now Available [17410]
  • Notification Plug-in Now Available in Sun Java System Messaging Server 6 2006Q4 [17397]
  • Preventing Denial of Service Attacks in Sun Java System Messaging Server [17396]
  • Java 6 SE Gets Numerous Security Enhancements [17393]
  • Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8.1 Now Available [17402]
    Sun Studio Express 3 - December 2006 Build Available
    New IDE based on NetBeans 5.5.1
    Get an early look at new features and test them yourself with the release of the December 2006 build of Sun Studio Express 3. New features have been added to the compilers (new compiler flags) and tools that are currently under development for both SPARC and x86 platforms.
    Sun and Microsoft Interoperability for Web Authentication
    Integrating Sun Java System Access Manager into a .NET Environment
    A tech tip from architect Pat Patterson and Marina Sum explains how to integrate ASP and ASP.NET applications with Sun Java System Access Manager and its Policy Agent for single sign-on.
    2 Solaris OS Downloads: Solaris Cluster 3.2 Extends High Availability Features of OS
    Solaris OS x86 Installation Check Tool 1.2

    Two recent downloads for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) are available: Solaris Cluster 3.2 and the 1.2 version of the Solaris OS x86 Installation Check Tool.

    New BigAdmin Commercial Software Developer Resources and Information Hub
    Online Resource
    A new BigAdmin hub has been created specifically for commercial software developers offering tools and resources such as Sun Studio software, NetBeans IDE and more.
    The CIO and CPO -- Working Together to Secure Data and IT Systems
    Best Practices White Paper
    A new white paper from Sun addresses the new relationship between a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) that some companies now have in place. The paper presents best practices, typical business scenarios and methods of privacy protection.
    Public Review of WS-SX WS-SecurityPolicy v1.2 from OASIS TC
    Open Until February 10, 2007
    Comments are sought on the WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2 specification that is available for public review from the OASIS Web Services Secure Exchange (WS-SX) technical committee (TC) until February 10, 2007.
    Solaris Multiple Local Vulnerabilities
    May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code with Elevated Privileges

    Multiple local vulnerabilities in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) may lead to execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges. The article lists releases that address the issues.

    JRE Security Vulnerability
    May Allow an Untrusted Applet to Access Data in Other Applets

    Two vulnerabilities in the Java runtime environment (JRE) may independently allow an untrusted applet to access data in other applets.

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