JavaWorld Editors' Choice Awards
JavaWorld Publication has announced the finalists for its 2002 JavaWorld Editors'
Choice Awards. The awards recognize innovative
companies, organizations and individuals for their commitment to
developing new Java technologies and tools that drive the platform
forward. Sun has been nominated for a half-dozen awards
including Best Java virtual machine, Best Java Technology IDE, Best
Java Technology and XML Tool, Best Java Technology Installation
Tool and Most Innovative Java Technology or Product.
OSS Through Java Initiative
OSS Trouble Ticket API Download Available
The OSS through Java Initiative is the official reference source for
OSS (operations support systems) solutions through Java Certified
Products. Details on early adoption or prototyping of the OSS through
Java APIs in vendors' products can also be found on the OSS through Java
Initiative Web site.
Java Web Start Software Version 1.0.1_02
Now Available for Download
Java Web Start Software version 1.0.1_02 is now available for download.
Java Web Start Software is a new application-deployment technology with the
power to launch full-featured applications with a single click from the
Web browser. Users can now download and launch applications without
going through complicated installation procedures. Java Web Start Software
includes the security features of the Java 2 platform, so the
integrity of data and files is never compromised. Applications
deployed with Java Web Start Software do not require a browser interface to
Java Naming and Directory Interface
Downloads and Tutorials
The Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) API is a standard
extension to the Java technology platform, providing Java
technology-enabled applications with a unified interface to multiple
naming and directory services in the enterprise. JNDI 1.2.2 and JNDI
1.1.2 are now available for download as well as Java 2 SDK,
Standard Edition, v1.4, Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, v1.3.1 and Java 2
SDK, Enterprise Edition, v1.2. There are also links available for JNDI 1.1 and
1.2 documentation, demos, tutorials and references, as well as examples
Java Web Services Developer Pack
Part 1: Registration and the Java API for XML Registries
This article focuses on one of the Java APIs in the Java Web Services
Developer Pack: the Java API for XML Registries. This API enables
you to request Web service
registration operations in the Java platform. The article shows how
you can use this API to register a Web service in a standard
business registry such as a UDDI registry. It also shows how you can
use the API to search a registry for Web services.
Sun, Oceanlake and NHL Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes offer a wireless Web site, "The Home of
Wireless Hockey". The Web site is powered by Sun Cobalt Servers
SunTone Certified mScope mobility engine. Available on any
wireless phone, pager or PDA, the wireless Web site helps hockey
enthusiasts stay in touch with their team.
Network365 mzone on the Sun Platform
Delivering Advanced Mobile Solutions
Network365 mzone on the Sun platform is delivering innovative,
advanced mobile solutions to mobile operators worldwide such as Hong
Kong CSL, Oskar and mmO2. With Network365 mzone on the Sun solution
service providers can offer mobile applications and services such
as payment, personalization, identification and advanced messaging.
Sun: Official Hardware Provider for ESRI's Geography Network
Complete Portal Solution Based on Sun Open Net Environment
ESRI, a developer of GIS software, has selected Sun as the official
hardware provider for the Geography Network, a one-stop Internet
marketplace for searching, accessing, and utilizing geographic data and
services. The Sun hardware facilitates sharing geographic data and
services via ESRI's community-based Web portal.
Sun GigaSwift Ethernet MMF Adapter
Delivers One Gbps Performance
The Sun GigaSwift Ethernet MMF Adapter is designed to maximize the
performance of Sun servers and workstations. It connects
server-to-server and server-to-switch at gigabit speed in fiber media
applications. The Adapter complies with the IEEE 802.3z and 802.1x
standards. It supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN which increases network
security and relieves network congestion.
Duchess Chips for Process-Specific Wire Capacitance Characterization
Sun Research Technical Report
A recent Sun Research Technical Report by Ann Coulthard,
Jonathan Gainsley, Jon Lexau and Ivan E. Sutherland is titled
"Duchess Chips for Process-Specific Wire Capacitance Characterization."
According to the
abstract, the technical report releases a collection of ring oscillator
experiments. The first experimental chip, called The Duchess, gave
useful initial results. A series of Duchess chips followed the first to
measure values for other technologies as well as for other load
conditions. The report contains the designs, notes, experimental
results and conclusions from several of these experiments.
VIS Instruction Set
Accelerating Algorithms with the UltraSPARC Processor
The VIS Instruction Set is a set of RISC
instructions which are extensions to the SPARC V9
architecture designed to accelerate multimedia, image
processing and networking applications.
The Java Technology Concurrent Version System Module
CVS Client Library's Jars Available for Download
The Files section of javacvs module now contains the latest development
jar as well as the stable NetBeans 3.3.1 release version of the
Concurrent Versions System (CVS) client library that implements the CVS
client purely in Java technology. Javadoc Software is included. The library
that implements a CVS protocol client in Java technology is designed to
What's New on the Sun Global Application Developer Corner
The Sun Global Application Developer Corner (GADC) is a collection
of resources for corporate software developers and independent software
vendors to create multilingual applications for the global market. The
GADC is free to developers building multilingual applications on the
Solaris OE and the Java
technology platform. New on the GADC is a locales chart that contains
information on locales, language, country, charset and Solaris OE
Thomas Akin on "Hardening Cisco Routers"
New O'Reilly Book
"Hardening Cisco Routers," a new book by Thomas Akin, focuses
exclusively on how to secure routers against attack, providing a
succinct, practical guide to understanding and applying router
security for network administrators who need guidance on securing their
Sun Security Hardware, Software and Services
Creating a Properly Implemented Security Solution
Maintaining effective security is a continuous and recursive process
that identifies valued assets, analyzes potential threats, determines
adequate security controls, assesses the effectiveness of controls and
determines acceptable levels of corporate risk. Sun offers a brochure
online detailing its security offerings.
SANS Institute Security Digests
The SANS Institute Security Digests is an archive of the Security Alert
Consensus. Recent news items include updated CDE patches from Sun as well
as other important updated information.
Sun Security Web Site Glossary
Sampling of Terms
The Sun Security Web site provides a glossary of many words and phrases
frequently used in documentation or articles. A sampling of terms
includes ACL, adorned name, bootparams file, CMW label, DAC, GFI, IMAP,
NIS+, PPP, spoof and tnrhdb database.