Thursday's JavaOne Conference Keynote
Java Technology and the Future
Jon Byous reported on the JavaOne Conference keynote of March 28
which featured discussions about Java technology and the future.
Taking part in the discussion were John Gage of Sun; Paul Saffo,
director of the Institute of the Future; Alfred Chuang, CEO of BEA;
Adam Bosworth of BEA; Ernie Cormier, Bob Ewald and Ragu Rau of Nextel.
Topics included mobile computing, Nextel's use of Java technology and
the challenge of developing methods of establishing end-to-end identity
and trust for Web services applications.
NetBeans and Forte for Java Products: Part 2
Vendors Demonstrated at JavaOne Conference
More than 35 companies demonstrated NetBeans and Forte for
Java Software products and integrations that are "Built on
NetBeans" technology at the JavaOne Conference. Third-party
products range from wireless device emulation software to Web services
infrastructure products. This article is a continuation from an article
last week about some of the companies, listed alphabetically.
Java Foundation Classes and Swing Technology API
JavaOne Conference Technical Sessions Report
At the recent JavaOne Conference, the Java Foundation Classes
(JFC) and Swing Technology API team from Sun presented two technical
sessions that showed developers how to build several striking client
applications using the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
(J2SE). Thomas Ulrich reported on the technical sessions. The two
sessions were "Rich Java Technology-Based Clients for Web Services,
The Sequel" and "How to Build an Awesome Swing Client."
Java Developer Connection Program Poll Results
James Gosling Responds
James Gosling, vice president
and fellow at Sun, known as the "father" of the Java programming
language, answered questions submitted by members of the Java Developer
Connection (JDC) Program.
Techniques for Providing Java Technology on Wireless Devices
Panel Discussion at the JavaOne Conference
One of the features at the recent JavaOne Conference was a panel
discussion on the challenges and solutions in the application of
Java technology to mobile devices. In his report on the panel, Ed
Ort noted that small footprints, low price points and reduced screen
sizes all make the task of providing Java technology on mobile devices
Accelerating GUI Applications
Using the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
Reporting on the JavaOne Conference session "High-Performance GUIs
with the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) API," Dana Nourie notes that GUI
programs written using the Java programming language have a
reputation for rendering slowly or incorrectly. Nourie says developers
can resolve these problems with coding techniques, however, by proper
use of threads and the new
the J2SE 1.4 platform acceleration capabilities.
New Java Specification Request 168
Portal API Standard
The new Java Specification Request (JSR #168) will be the
industry's first portal API standard. Eighteen companies, including
BroadVision, Plumtree and Vignette will collaborate with Sun on the
specification that will enable interoperability between Portlets and
Portals. This specification will define a set of APIs for Portal
computing, addressing the areas of aggregation, personalization,
presentation and security.
Sun OC48 Packet Over Sonet Adapter
Sun OC48 Packet Over Sonet Adapter device provides LAN and WAN/MAN networking
to Sun Fire Servers at up to 2.4 Gbps line speed with self-healing
failover and restoration, increasing network reliabilty. It supports
Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) and Point-To-Point Protocol (PPP),
lowering cost of ownership. It offers plug and play operations via
topology discovery for easy configuration in SRP.
Transition-EOL of Select Sun Enterprise 3500-6500 Servers
Select Sun Enterprise 3500-6500 Servers are being transitioned.
This marks Phase One of the Sun Enterprise 3500-6500 Server product line
EOL. The following configurations will be transitioning at this time:
all Logoless systems; select Skinless systems; all Danish
configurations; all Sun Enterprise 4503-R and Sun Enterprise
4503-RR1 Master Reseller configurations; all Sun Enterprise
4503-RR2 systems; all Sun Enterprise 5503 and Sun Enterprise 6503
Master Reseller configurations; all ISV and COD configurations.
High Availability Service Packs for the Sun Fire 15K Server
The family of High Availability (HA) Service Packs for the Sun Fire
15K Server includes the core set of integrated services and
methodologies recommended to help provide optimum levels of
availability throughout the application life cycle. With HA Service
Packs, customers will be better equipped to address availability issues
before they impact business operations. Three variations of HA Service
Packs will now be available for the Sun Fire 15K Server.
Tai Fook Securities Transitioning to Sun Enterprise 10000 Server
With Java Technology Applications
Tai Fook Securities, one of Hong Kong's largest dealers, is replacing
100 Intel-based servers running Microsoft software with a Sun
Enterprise 10000 Server, running applications written in Java
programming language, an Oracle database and BEA's WebLogic Web Server.