Java Technology Creates a "Living Dictionary"
Cultural Preservation of Inuit Native Language
Macadamian Technologies Inc. is an independent software vendor (ISV)
and software consulting firm based in Ottawa, Canada. Utilizing their
Syndeo Web Development Kit, an Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
component architecture and XML language-based system for developing
interactive, data-driven Web applications, Macadamian has developed a
cutting-edge Web-based "living dictionary" for the cultural
preservation of the native language used by the Inuit people of
Telekom Malaysia Case Study
From Phone Company to Communications Service Provider
Telekom Malaysia wanted the first integrated IP-based
communications portal for small and medium-sized businesses in Asia
Pacific and to transition from a telephone services company to a
communications service provider. They turned to Sun for solutions and support.
Incorporating Intelligence into IT
Sun Journal, Web Edition, Number 3
There are three articles of note in the Web edition of the Sun Journal,
Number 3. They are "Business Intelligence Enables Smart Enterprises,"
"Managing Total Cost of Ownership to Reduce Costs and Improve Service
Levels" and "Expect the Unexpected," all of which focus on incorporating
intelligence into IT.
"Core J2ME Technology & MIDP"
by John W. Muchow
The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) platform is designed
for devices with limited memory, display
and processing power, including cellular phones, PDAs and pagers. John W.
Muchow's article "Core J2ME
Technology & MIDP" is a hands-on guide to programming wireless devices.
Key concepts are not only explained in detail but are also demonstrated
with over 70 complete examples available for download on the Web.
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, Version 1.4
Overview and Download
"Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), version 1.4
Overview" by John Zukowsk discusses the new features available. These
features include new I/O-related capabilities, new Swing capabilities,
new deployment facilities and now standard extensions such as XML
features, Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) 3.0 capabilities
and many security-related capabilities.
"Special Edition Using Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0"
Two Chapters Online
The Java Developer Connection Program (JDC) presents two
chapters from "Special Edition Using Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0." The
book starts with a description of how Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) components
fit into the larger picture of Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
(J2EE) development. Later chapters describe advanced development
topics including interoperability, horizontal services and clustering.
Throughout the book, the authors construct a component-based auction
Web site using the J2EE architecture as a practical example.
Sun StorEdge SBus Dual Fibre Channel Network Adapter
For SAN, Direct Attach and FC Hub Attach Storage Solutions
The Sun StorEdge SBus Dual Fibre Channel(FC) Network Adapter HBA allows
for the creation of a SAN architecture with the
combination of other Sun StorEdge components (FC switches, FC hubs and
Sun StorEdge Network Foundation Software). Fabric functionality is
available to take enterprise and data center customers to a SAN
architecture with the use of the Sun StorEdge SAN 3.1 Software release
Sun StorEdge D2 Array
Four Times the Bandwidth of the Sun StorEdge D1000 Array
The new Sun StorEdge D2 Array is the first Ultra 160 SCSI JBOD
disk array that provides optimum performance and affordability and the
array that provides customers the added flexiblity of using either the
Solstice DiskSuite Software or VERITAS VxVM for array configuration and
Sun StorEdge A/D1000 9 GB Array Configurations
Larger, Cheaper Hard Drives Bring About EOL
On January 29, 2002, Sun declared EOL for the Sun StorEdge A1000
Storage Array and the Sun StorEdge D1000 9 GB Storage Array
configuration, although the announcement does not affect any of the 18
GB or 36 GB configurations.
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Director Class Switch Support
From Inrange and McData for SAN Environments
Director-class switches from Inrange and McData are available for large
highly available SAN environments connected to the Sun StorEdge
9900 Series. Directors are most often found in applications for which
data must be available 99.999 percent of the time.
Demo Code from EvangCentral
Insert Data Demo and Query Cloudscape
Two demonstration-code downloads for use with Cloudscape, the IBM data
management solution for post-PC Internet environments where traditional
computing devices interact with Internet-enabled appliances, are
available on the Sun EvangCentral Web site. They are "Insert Data Demo"
and "Query Cloudscape Demo", both by Doris Chen.
"Developing on the New Solaris Platform While Supporting Older Versions"
By Greg Nakhimovsky
The above article from the Solaris Developer Connection Program Web page
introduces a proven technique to allow application developers to use
the latest version of the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE),
and the new Sun hardware that might require it, while developing
applications for customers running on older versions of the Solaris OE.
Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0 Specification for Web Services
by Dominic Savio
The Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0 specification offers new
functionalities for Web services developers, including a new component
model for container-managed persistence (CMP). This new functionality
is highlighted in a Dot-Com Builder's Best Practices-Developer's
Notebook article titled "Using the CMP Model in the EJB 2.0
Specification for Web Services" by Dominic Savio.
Security Standards and SAML
Utilizing XML to Encode Messages
According to Mark Glaser in his article "SAML Looks to Allay XML
Concerns," the biggest missing link in XML security standards is a
standard way of communicating specific security properties related to
various business interactions. Security Assertion Markup Language
(SAML), which utilizes XML to encode messages related to authentication
and authorization, can provide a standard that will allow partners,
users and suppliers to interact in secure ways.
Euro Currency Support in the Solaris Operating Environment
IT Standards and Currency Implementation
The above white paper outlines the technical implementation of support for
the euro within the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and
the Java programming language, which provide input, output and
printing support for the euro, as well as system support for independent
software vendors (ISVs) who wish to use supported APIs to format monetary
"Optimizing Applications with Large Working Sets"
by Ezhilan Narasimhan and Nagendra Nagarajayya
Ezhilan Narasimhan and Nagendra Nagarajayya, both members of the Sun
Market Development Engineering group, have written a technical paper
entitled "Optimizing Applications with Large Working Sets," which
introduces techniques and sample code on how to profile an
application using the CPU Performance Counter Library and an
alternative memory library called Intimate Shared Memory to take
advantage of the application's memory characteristics.
Forte Developer 6 Software Tools Guided Tour
Thirty-day Free Trial
A special guided tour shows you how to use Forte Developer 6 Software tools
and features to create efficient, accurate, standards-based code for
complex, large-scale, mission-critical applications quickly and
efficiently on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). The
tour takes you from beginning a new development project to using the
power tools and features to edit, compile, debug and tune your
Sun Fire V880 Server Alert
Disk Backplane Firmware Upgrade
There is an alert on the SunSolve Web site regarding the Sun
Fire V880 Server disk backplane firmware upgrade procedure, stating
it needs to be closely followed to avoid problems.
Solaris Containers White Paper
Server Virtualization Simplifying Service Manageability
A software white paper on the Sun Web site, "Solaris
Containers--How Advances in Server Virtualization will Simplify Service
Manageability," shows how network servers can be flexibly partitioned
into independent execution environments that provide isolation within
the same server. Solaris "containers" isolate software applications or
services using flexible software-defined boundaries. These applications
can then be managed independently of each other, even while running in
the same instance of the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris
By Ravi Malhotra
"IP Routing" by Ravi Malhotra covers how IP packets in an IP network are
moved from router to router to their final destination. This book
introduces IP routing as it is implemented using Cisco routers.
Malhotra also addresses how routing tables are maintained, Distance
Vector algorithms and the differences between classful and classless
SANS Book: "Solaris Security: Step-by-Step"
Protecting Solaris Operating Environment Systems Connected to Internet
The guide book from the SANS Institute, "Solaris Security:
Step-by-Step," provides an authoritative guide to protecting Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE) systems that will be connected to
the Internet. The latest version of this Solaris OE Guide has been
tested against all Solaris OE releases from 2.5.1 through Solaris 8