Sun Takes Top Spots for Support
Annual Surveys from "Computing Magazine" and "VARBusiness"
Sun recently ranked number one for support in Computing
Magazine's 2001 Supplier Survey and in a survey by VARBusiness.
Computing Magazine's 2001 Supplier Survey ranked Sun in first place for
hardware support. The VARBusiness survey also ranked Sun
support first in its field in the Advanced Desktops, Workstations, and
Network Storage categories.
New U.S. Training Courses
Sun Fire Servers and Telecommunications
New courses on the U.S. Training Sun Education Web page include Sun
Fire Server Technology and Solaris Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) and telecommunications courses. Sun training includes
courses to manage, administer and maintain Sun Fire servers, including
the new Sun Fire 15K Server. The telecommunications courses feature the
curriculum from Telecommunications Research Associates (TRA).
Roboteers at Ground Zero Redefine Search and Rescue
Robotic Recovery Team
Shortly after the World Trade Center collapsed, a small team of robots
equipped with infrared cameras, biological sensors and voice-activated
microphones searched for victims. Researchers at ground zero guided
these remote-control robots by sighting passageways in the rubble with
virtual reality goggles or video screens and joysticks, steering the
machines along crevices considered too dangerous for human or canine
Netra High Availability Suite 2.0 Software
The Sun beta program for the new Netra High Availability (HA) Suite
2.0 Software comprises a set of HA services that offers a complete,
open, carrier-grade high availability (CGHA) system solution. This
platform is designed to help network equipment providers (NEPs) reduce
the time and costs associated with developing next-generation network
infrastructure elements, such as softswitches and core wireless network
New Module in Forte for Java IDE
Adds SOAP and WSDL Support
Sun added a new module to the Forte for Java integrated
development environment (IDE) that automatically generates SOAP
interfaces and WSDL documents. The new module strengthens Web services
support provided by Forte for Java IDE, enabling developers to easily
leverage the emerging standards of SOAP and WSDL to create, assemble
and deploy services on demand.
"Performance Tools and Tuning Tips for Java Server Applications"
The technical article "Performance Tools and Tuning Tips for Java
Server Applications" by Daniel Edwin and David Dagastine, which appears on
the Solaris Developer Connection Web site, presents a set of tools,
system settings and tuning tips for Java Server applications that run
on and scale across 2 to 64 CPU Sun Enterprise Servers.
The Java Data Objects (JDO) RI Transcript
Employing File Storage to Manage Users' Objects
The transcript of the chat session on the Java Data Objects (JDO)
RI focuses on employing file storage to manage users' objects. The
featured participant is Craig Russell, the specification lead for
JDO and architect for the JDO RI. The chat was moderated by Ashwin
Rao. Questions were asked about the relationship of the to the Java 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) architecture, store-specific back end
that is included in the RI, and when the next JDO RI beta is available.
iNsight Web Services Development Framework
Create myServices.ONE Services
iNsight is a web services development framework from Iopsis
Software, which helps users to create, assemble, deploy, publish, and
manage web services. This article discusses the use of iNsight in
creating myServices.ONE services, which are utility services illustrating
the power of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) framework.
New Developer Code Camps
Two New Sample Code Programs
Developer Code Camps has two new sample code programs available to
download and use for free: Web Services Infrastructure Enterprise
JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0 and Java Message Service Code Camp and
B2B Tutorial Code Camp.