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Duke's Choice Awards Accepting Submissions for JavaOne Conference 2007
Deadline March 15, 2007
Organizers of the Duke's Choice Awards are now accepting submissions for the JavaOne Conference 2007. Complete details on the submission and selection processes are available online. The deadline is March 15, 2007.
"Resource Partitioning in a Java Operating Environment"
Putting the Resource Management API to Work

In his article entitled "Resource Partitioning in a Java Operating Environment" Mick Jordan discusses how being able to manage the partitioning of resources among uncooperating applications is an essential attribute of an operating system. Traditional operating environments, he contends, manage only low-level resources, which presents an impedance mismatch for Internet-facing applications with service levels defined in terms of application-level transactions. By contrast, the Multi-tasking Virtual Machine (MVM) and associated Resource Management API (RM) provide basic mechanisms for managing multiple applications within a Java operating environment.

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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 107 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4

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 107 Issue 4, were

  • Sun Returns to Profitability: Second Quarter Results [17557]
  • ZFS Resources: Best Practices Guide, Veritas and Benchmark Details [17527]
  • Sun and Intel to Collaborate on New Servers with Intel Xeon Processors [17551]
  • Cost-Effective, High-Performance Visualization System [17558]
  • New Business Model for Solaris Subscriptions [17512]
  • "Hats Off to Solaris OS" -- Switching from Red Hat to Solaris 10 OS [17556]
  • Blastwave.org Announces 1,522 Software Packages are in the "Stable" Tree [17550]
  • Provision Solaris OS, Red Hat and SuSE Systems with New Sun Connection Service [17552]
  • Consolidation Tool for Sun Fire Servers V1.0, Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Servers [17528]
  • Schwartz Sees Strong Ethical Foundation at Sun [17522]
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    Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8.1 is Released
    Comes Fully Integrated with Complete Runtime Environment
    The new Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8.1, built on the popular NetBeans 5 IDE platform, is an award-winning development platform with powerful features such as UML modeling, instant collaboration and application profiling.
    New Multi-Language Support Added for NetBeans 5.5 IDE
    Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and More
    Java user groups and developers have contributed work to make NetBeans 5.5 IDE available in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese and Traditional Chinese. The NetBeans Translation Project provides opportunities for members of the community to localize the IDE and documentation.
    Using SwingWorker to Boost the Performance of Java SE 6
    Sun Developer Piece Includes Code, Downloadable Demo
    John O'Conner's Sun Developer piece demonstrates, with examples of code, how the performance of Java SE 6 can readily be improved through the use of SwingWorker. He notes the common mistake application programmers make, which is in misusing the Swing event dispatch thread (EDT). They either unknowingly access user interface (UI) components from non-UI threads or simply disregard the consequences, he writes.
    Tech Tip for Component Developers on Using AJAX in Web Pages
    JavaScript, Components and Widgets Explained and Illustrated
    Ed Ort's recent article on AJAX explains clearly and with examples how to use AJAX to add components to a web page such as fields with an auto-completion feature. He talks about adding an auto-completion component and using widgets.
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    "DTrace by Example: Solving a Real-World Problem"
    A Step-by-Step Guide with Code
    Paul van den Bogaard's paper "DTrace by Example: Solving a Real-World Problem" is a 23-page PDF of how he use DTrace to find out what was taking so long with an application.
    How-To Guide: How to Move a Solaris Container from One Computer to Another
    Code Examples and Illustrations Provided
    An online guide walks through the steps to move a Solaris Container from one computer to another, a necessary task when consolidating data centers. This guide explains how to create the container, detach it, move it and attach it to a new computer.
    Guide Explains Migrating from Linux to Solaris OS
    From Installation to Troubleshooting
    A new migration guide by Treklogic outlines how to move from Linux to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) by explaining the differences between the two systems, details on installation, system management, security and hardening and backup.
    "Installing and Administering Solaris Container Manager 3.6"
    Using the Container Manager GUI of SunMC
    The book on "Installing and Administering Solaris Container Manager 3.6" features a section on how to use the Container Manager GUI. Use of the GUI is recommended because standard command-line commands in Solaris software resource management are not supported by the Container Manager software.
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    Advanced Encryption Capabilities Available with Sun StorageTek T10000 2Gb FICON Crypto Drive
    AES Protection Level, 256-bit Encryption Key
    Sun StorageTek T10000 2Gb "Crypto Ready" FICON connectivity drive has an optional encryption feature upgrade: the Sun StorageTek Crypto Key Management Station, appropriate crypto accessory kit, and KMS Implementation Services.
    Vulnerabilities in Solaris OS and Sun Ray Software
    Admin Password Can Be Intercepted; Arbitrary Commands can be Executed

    Three alerts from Sun Solve provide workarounds and patches for vulnerabilities in Sun Ray Server Software (unprivileged local user to intercept the Sun Ray administrator's password) and for issues that affect the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) - the tip(1) command and Kodak Color Management System.

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