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In the News 5 and 10 Years Ago
From the Archives
Ten years ago, what was news at Sun? 9.1 and 18.2 GB disks working with Solaris 2.5.1 and the Sun StorEdge L280 with a native capacity of up to 280 GB of backup storage.

Five years ago, Sun announces the T3 Array with 1 GB cache controller array configurations using 181 GB GB/7200 RPM FC-AL disk drives. Sun also introduced the 9840B FC Tape Drive for the Sun StorEdge L180, L700 and L6000 Tape Libraries.

Open ESB 2.0 Preview Available: Viable Alternative to Proprietary ESB Platforms
Provides Quick Access to Building SOA-based Composite Applications
Open ESB 2.0 Preview is available for download. This release is compatible with third-party components, has improved integration capabilities with other open source software offerings such as GlassFish and the NetBeans IDE.
Java Technology
JavaFX Mobile - A New Mobile Phone Software System
For Wireless Carriers and Mobile OEMs to Create Dynamic, Rich Content
At the 2007 JavaOne Conference, Sun announced a new family of Java technology-based products -- JavaFX software. The first product will be JavaFX Mobile software. JavaFX Mobile is a complete mobile phone software system available via OEM license to carriers, content owners and consumer electronics manufacturers.
Download Java Application Platform SDK Update 3 Preview 2
Early Access Release Now Available Free from Sun
Java Application Platform SDK Update 3 Preview 2 streamlines enterprise application development and improves productivity for developers building, testing and deploying Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5-based applications. This free, integrated development kit also supports Java SE 6 and the latest technologies in the Java EE 5 Specification.
Winners of Fifth Annual Duke's Choice Awards
Java Technology in Educational Applications, Games, Mobile Devices and More
Winners of the fifth annual Duke's Choice Awards were announced May 8 at the 2007 JavaOne Conference. Winners included the game "24: Agent Down" in the Best Application category, a software suite from Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and a student writing revision website developed by the SAS Institute.
New Sun Download: JavaHelp Software 2.0_04
New Merge Options, New Views in Help Viewer, Change to API for Accessing Frames
JavaHelp software version 2.0_04 is now available for download from the Sun website. The new version features native browser support and changes to the API for accessing frames.
Free and Open Source S/W
Matisse Wins Innovation Award at 2007 JAX Conference
Recognition from Conference Attendees
Matisse GUI Builder received the JAX Innovation Community Award at the 2007 JAX Conference, held in Wiesbaden, Germany in April. This award is decided by the conference attendees.
A New Guide to Using XUL for Building Internet Applications with Mozilla
"Programming Firefox" from O'Reilly Both a Handy Reference and a How-to
Kenneth C. Feldt has an abundance of ideas on "Programming Firefox: Building Rich Internet Applications with XUL" that he shares with readers of his new O'Reilly release of that name, which is characterized as the "guide to building Internet applications and user interfaces with the Mozilla component framework." The publisher calls Feldt's book not only a programmer's reference but an in-depth tutorial as well.
Course Explains Configuring Sun StorageTek 2500 Arrays
From Installation to Maintenance
For the low-cost Sun StorageTek 2500 arrays were recently introduced, there is a training course for installing, configuring and maintaining the arrays. Topics include: Installation, Administration, Diagnosis, Maintenance, and FRU replacement.
New Disk Drive Options for Sun StorageTek Arrays
Get 300GB 15Krpm in Disk Drive Configurations or Standalones
Sun is offering three new Sun StorageTek disk drive configurations: Sun StorageTek 3510 FC Array 300GB 15Krpm FC-AL, Sun StorageTek 3320 SCSI Array 300GB 15Krpm and Sun StorageTek 3120 SCSI Array 300GB 15Krpm disk drives. These new storage solutions also are available as standalone disk drive options.
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 110 Issues 2, 3 and 4; Issue 111 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 the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 111 Issue 1, were:

  • Solaris 10 OS Successfully Booted on Rock Processor [18046]
  • Technical Details of the New SPARC64 VI Processor [18041]
  • Enter the GlassFish V2 Beta Download Contest [18057]
  • Rock Processor Test Shows Sun is on Schedule in Development [18045]
  • Fibre Channel SANs [18027]
  • Benchmark of Pro/E Shows Solaris 10 OS Outperforms Linux [18032]
  • Dynamic Reconfiguration and Capacity on Demand with Sun SPARC Enterprise Servers [18026]
  • Sun SPARC Enterprise Technology Refresh Plan [18037]
  • Logical Domains 1.0 Released [18029]
  • Challenges Sun Faces in Finding Foundry to Replace Texas Instruments [18040]
    New Scripting Language JavaFX Script Simplifies Content Authoring
    Create Interactive Content, Applications & Services from the Desktop to Mobile Devices to the Living Room
    Sun released the early alpha version of a new scripting language, JavaFX Script. The scripting language is designed to help developers create content faster. It takes advantage of Java's ubiquity and runtime. JavaFX Script offers a close integration with other Java components (applications and infrastructure).
    NetBeans IDE 6.0 Preview Release Now Available
    Improved Code Editing, Ruby/JRuby/Ruby on Rails Support
    The NetBeans 6.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Preview release is now available. New features include support for Ruby and JavaScript and enhancements to the NetBeans GUI Builder.
    Optimizing IT Performance, Resource Utilization and Flexibility
    Virtualization Is the Key
    The white paper "Virtualization with Logical Domains and Sun CoolThreads Servers" examines the strategies and tools necessary for getting maximum utilization of compute resources and improving operational flexibility.
    Achieving Optimal Performance, Scalability with Siebel-on-Sun Installations
    SDN Technical Article Offers Tips, Best Practices (Solaris 10, UltraSPARC T1)
    In a Sun Developer Network (SDN) article, Khader Mohiuddin demonstrates performance optimization of a complete Siebel Enterprise solution on the Sun platform using UltraSPARC T1 and UltraSPARC IV+ processor-based servers. Detailed information on tuning the Solaris Operating System (OS), Siebel 7.7 software, Oracle Database 10g server, Sun storage products and the Sun Java System Web Server also are presented.
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