RealNetworks and Sun Technology
Rich Media on Intranets and Internet Sites
This paper examines some of the ways companies are using streaming
media to enhance company intranets and Internet sites, reviewing
solutions from Sun and RealNetworks for creating and deploying streaming
media and presents actual examples of how Oracle, GE Information Services,
Boeing, Digital Island and NATPE are using these technologies to improve
communications with their employees, customers and investors.
Sun Customers Simplify IT Infrastructure
Reduce Costs with Sun Solutions and Services
The article reviews the experience of several Sun customers, including
A.B. Watley, Cognigen Corp., ForestExpress LLC, Guardian iT, Littlewoods,
Nielsen Media Research and Southern Company, in reducing TCO through a
implementation and installation of a variety of Sun solutions.
Endeavor's ENCompass Digital Library Solution Powered by Sun
In 18 Academic and Research Libraries
Endeavor's ENCompass Digital Library solution has been implemented in 18
academic and research libraries, all running on Sun hardware
technology. Sun and Endeavor are closely aligned technology advisers to
the growing Digital Content Management and Library market as libraries
shift to more sophisticated architectures for managing, preserving, and
delivering digital content.
Sun, CSL and Mobiltec
Align to Enhance
Sun, CSL and Mobilitec, Inc. have created an alliance resulting in the
rapid design, development and integration of next-generation mobile
service infrastructure for wireless data services. Based on Sun's
Dynamic Provisioning architecture, Sun and Mobilitec integrated
Mobilitec's mPower product and Solaris Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) servers into CSL's network to provide infrastructure
support for the dynamic provisioning of Java technology-based
New Sun StorEdge 3910 and 3960 Systems
Simplifies High Performance Clustering
Sun is introducing the new Sun StorEdge 3900 series storage systems
for the enterprise market. Now all the elements of a full fibre-channel
storage system are fully integrated to provide enhanced
connectivity, seamless scalability, flexibility and remote monitoring
capability. The Sun StorEdge 3900 series is the ideal system for
simplifying high performance clustering. These systems are optimized
for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) supporting
single or clustered Sun Enterprise and Sun Fire servers.
Sun StorEdge RAID Manager 6.22.1
Storage software Sun StorEdge RAID Manager 6.22.1
manages the Sun StorEdge A3500FC, A3x00 and A1000 Disk Arrays and
supports several new features including support for the Solaris
2.6, 7, and 8 Operating Environments (Solaris OE), logical Unit (LUN)
creation, SMART/PFA support, dynamic expansion capabilities and
Sun StorEdge Complete Storage Solutions Debut
New Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series
At Sun's annual analyst conference February 6-8, Sun announced a
comprehensive portfolio of new storage software, systems, services, and
partner programs. Sun presented Storage ONE, Sun's architecture to
provide an open, integrated storage management family. Sun also
announced the new Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 series which are
targeted at the fastest growing space in the UNIX market--the midrange
market--and enhancements to the recently announced Sun StorEdge
9900 series for the high-end data center were also introduced.
"Using Java Technology to Write SOAP Message-Based Web Services"
"Using Java Technology to Write SOAP Message-Based Web Services" by
Phil Bartholo follows up on his previous article on writing Apache
SOAP-RPC-based Web services using Java technology. This follow-up
article focuses on setting up a SOAP-messaging sample to use as a
starting point to explore the technology. Bartholo covers developing
a simple SOAP message-based Web service that returns a
greeting and writing a client to connect to that service.
"Saved by XML and Java Technology"
by Venkatesh Balakumar
A recent True Developer Tale titled "Saved by XML and Java
Technology" by Venkatesh Balakumar describes how a developer
created a platform-independent way of transferring data within an
online exam-processing system: a mixture of XML, Java technology
applications, and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology.
Sun Code Camp Programs
iPlanet Application Server
The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Development and
Deployment with the iPlanet Application Server and Sun Code Camp Program provides
students with an introduction to deploying and running
applications on iPlanet Application Server.
"High Availability for J2EE Platform-Based Applications"
by Damian Guy, Allan Packer and Tom Daly
The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is the focus of
the best practices article by Damian Guy, Allan Packer and Tom Daly
titled "High Availability for J2EE Platform-Based Applications." A
series of benchmark tests was applied to four server configurations to
assess recovery from node failures. They also discuss relying on high
availability services provided by J2EE platform-based servers, the
difficulty of setting up and maintaining J2EE platform-based servers,
and the best way to configure the J2EE platform for high availability.
Developer Best Practices Interview
Lance Spitzner, Network Security Architect, Sun Professional Services Program
Lance Spitzner, Network Security Architect of the Sun Professional
Services Program, was interviewed by Claire Sponheim about security
issues. Spitzner discussed what developers need to know, security
requirements for Web services, making changes to an architecture, new
risks for wireless networks, what businesses need to consider when
choosing security and securing systems against the black hat community.
Spitzner is the founder of the Honeynet Project which focuses on
learning the tools, tactics and motives of the black hat community.
"Getting to Know Struts"
by Jerry Ackerman and David Dick
Struts is an open source framework from the Jakarta Project designed
for building Web applications with the Java Servlet API and
JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology. The Struts package provides
a unified set of reusable components (a controller servlet, JSP custom
tag libraries and utility classes) for building user interfaces that
can easily be applied to any Web-based connection--WAP, HTTP request or
standard socket-level applications.
Education and Research
Danish Technical University
Named Sun Center of Excellence
The Danish Technical University (DTU) has been chosen as the first-ever
Sun Center of Excellence (COE) for interval arithmetic and dynamic
systems. DTU has proven expertise in simulating dynamic systems such as
windmills and pumps. The collaborative research lead by DTU scientists
helps to engineer more efficient and environmentally-friendly
Asia Pacific e-Learning Alliance
Promoting Partnerships and Increasing Internet Access
The Asia Pacific e-Learning Alliance is an international coalition of
companies formed to promote the benefits of Internet-based learning
opportunities among members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) forum. Its report, "A Report on e-Learning and Best Practices",
offers a sample of corporate "best practices" case studies that can
serve as model programs for future initiatives to promote the
effective use of public/private partnerships and to speed
widespread access to the Internet within the APEC region.
City of Almere Primary Schools Use Sun Ray Thin Clients
To Link With Dutch Educational Service
Sun Enterprise 250 Servers and Sun Ray thin clients will
provide the backbone for connecting the City of Almere's primary
schools with Kennisnet, the Dutch Educational Service Provider. As part
of the EBOAT (Electronic Primary Education in the City of Almere)
initiative, Almere aims to connect all local schools to Kennisnet,
extending the power of the Internet--including e-mail and online
educational applications--to 35 new schools serving the 11,500 students
enrolled in the public school system.
Meet the Forte Tools Experts at the JavaOne 2002 Conference
The Forte Tools experts will demonstrate some exciting products and
offer presentations at the JavaOne 2002 Conference in San
Francisco, CA, March 26-29. that will provide a glimpse into the future
of Forte Tools technology. Forte Tools are core components of the
Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE).
"Just Java 2"
by Peter van der Linden
"Just Java 2", 5th edition by Peter van der Linden has been
an international bestseller for over five years. This book is a
comprehensive and accessible tutorial for programmers at all levels.
Completely updated and revised, the 5th edition is not only a readable
and engaging overview of the Java 2 platform (JDK 1.4 release) and
its libraries, it is also a practical introduction to today's best
enterprise and server-side programming techniques.
Project JXTA Web Site Overview
Guides, Tutorials, Downloads
Newly featured on the Project JXTA Web site is a 146-page programmers'
guide and companion tutorials, a transcript of the January 8 Java
Developer Connection Program (JDC) online chat, a transcript of the
first chat using myJXTA and a Project JXTA developer bookshelf. Also
available are Project JXTA demonstrations for download,
developer resources and documentation relating to Project JXTA and a
calendar of upcoming events.
"Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines: Advanced Topics"
Two Chapters Available Online
Two chapters from "Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines: Advanced
Topics" by Robin Jeffries and Chip Alexander are available on the Java
Developer Connection Program Web site. One chapter is on windows
and the other is on wizards.
New Product Marketplace
Sun Signs OEM Agreement with Vsoft
Vsoft's VideoClick Software Combined with Sun Hardware
Sun has signed an OEM agreement with the Israeli start-up, Vsoft. The
companies will sell integrated solutions offering Vsoft's VideoClick
software operating on a Sun hardware platform.
Security Management Software
ArcSight 1.0 delivers enterprise
framework for complete security monitoring, correlation, investigation,
resolution and reporting, all within a single solution, optimizing the
effectiveness of security staff and point products.
Perle Systems CS9000 Console Server
SSH (Secure Socket Shell)
Perle Systems offers new security features and functionality
for the CS9000 console server product line. The key new feature is SSH
(Secure Socket Shell), which uses modern encryption methods of
connection to replace the less secure Telnet. As an added benefit, the
CS9000 is SunReady Services.
Onto-Express, Bioinformatics Tool
Reduces Interpretation Time of Genetic Profiles
Open Channel Software and researchers from Wayne State University
unveiled a new software program at the Genome Tri-Conference that
automatically correlates gene expression profiles with key biological
functions. The bioinformatics tool, Onto-Express, is designed to
significantly reduce the amount of time required to interpret the
biology of genetic profiles.