Although women comprise only 21.7 percent of computer software engineers, Sun has proven to be a workplace where women can thrive. Katy Dickinson, Sun's director of business process architecture, CTO organization and Sun Labs, is one of four women IT professionals who shared her experience as a woman and minority in the IT profession.
With Sun giving away more of its software, how is it that the company is experiencing a significant growth in its software business? Jonathan Schwartz explains this and more in a recent interview with Matt Asay, who's blog is hosted on CNET Blog Network.
Marc Hamilton's Weblog highlights the Bio Cluster Grid developed at Sun's Asia Pacific Science and Technology Center (APSTC) in Singapore where the SARS genome was decoded. Researchers can get more compute power through the grid and work with one of the many high-powered bioinformatics applications on the grid.
Based on concerns that changes to the Java programming language will make it more complex, a new article by Danny Coward on the Sun Developer Network addresses the concerns and possible changes. Possible enhancements include property support, closures and more.
Java and .NET deployments for SOA are virtually tied, reports a new Evans Data survey of developers and IT managers actively working on Web Services. The survey found SOA deployments on the Java platform went up slightly while planned builds of SOA implementations on .NET decreased.
Sun Fire X4600 M2 server is now available with the dual-core AMD Opteron model 8222 (3.0 GHz) 95 Watt processor. This next-generation AMD processor delivers both 32- and 64-bit enterprise-class computing.
A Web-based course on the Sun Fire X2200 M2 server provides details on installation, maintenance and troubleshooting the server. Learn about the architecture and how to install and configure the server. The course is three-days long and available online 365 days once you've registered.
Sun is now offering Sun StorageTek 2540 FC Array and 2501 SAS Expansion Array configurations with Integrated Services (Sun System Packs). These configurations are available with a new DC power supply option and come in multiple "fixed" standalone system combinations with dual RAID controllers and expansion array configurations with dual SAS I/O modules.
Two new downloads for Sun StorageTek 6000 Arrays are available from the Sun Download Center: the Sun StorEdge RDAC Driver for Linux 2.4 Kernel (09.00) and Linux 2.6 Kernel (09.01); and the Multi-Path Device Specific Module (MPIO DSM).
A new white paper from the Sun Storage Software Team explains policies for datapath interfaces (not physical interfaces) for disk and disk array implementations to address problems that cause a lack of interoperability with disks and arrays.
Boeing has built an engineering analysis application on the NetBeans platform that evaluates load and fuel management and more. It started with an application called Mass Toolkit (MassTk) that analyzes mass properties of aircraft and was built from other legacy applications at Boeing before they started using NetBeans.
Some testing tools available to NetBeans users have been gathered together in one place, Geertjan's blog; he made the list from a conversation with Jiri Skrivanek, a member of the QE group and creator of some of the tools. Some of the modules highlighted are JUnit, the Jemmy library, Jelly tools and XTest.
Learn how to integrate Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with the Sun Java System Access Manager for single sign-on (SSO) in part two of a three part Sun Developer Network article series focusing on interoperating Sun and Microsoft for web authentication.
The open-source Swing framework known as OpenSwing is now available in version 1.2.1 and can be downloaded for free from the sourceforge.net Web site. OpenSwing can be applied both to rich client applications and web-based Java applications/Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).
Check out two Flash demos that show logical domains in action: One shows Linux and Solaris booting together, and the other shows just how many logical domains can be created with the UltraSPARC T2 processor.
As a supplement to the standard documentation on how to install and configure the Sun Java Identity Management Suite on the Solaris 10 Operating System, a new guide presents some alternative approaches to take advantage of the Solaris Zones and Service Management Facility features.
Rich Teer brings his Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) knowledge to explaining the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) framework in a technical article available on the Sun Developer Network (SDN).
Jyothi Srinath of Sun has gathered some documentation for people new to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), particularly Solaris 10 OS. There is a link to a developers guide for Solaris OS and more.
A new Sun white paper presents security features of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and related Sun technologies, describing how they can be used by organizations to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Sun blogger Kuldeep Singh makes a case on the importance in implementing Security Information Management (SIM) software in his August 7 entry that examines the hazards and hassles of maintaining truly secure information systems.
Two Solaris OS related security announcements: Solaris 10 Systems May Panic or Hang When Running Certain DTrace D Programs, and Security Vulnerability in Solaris 10 BIND. See the article for details and links to SunSolve.