"Mac OS X and Java Technology Overview" Session Report
Featuring Ted Goldstein of Apple
One session at the 2002 JavaOne Developer Conference was "Mac OS
X and Java Technology Overview," which was reported on by Steve
Meloan. According to Meloan, the session covered the latest
cutting-edge features of the Mac operating system (OS) directed toward
the Java technology developer community. The session presenter was Ted
Goldstein, vice president of developer technologies at Apple Computer.
"What Time Is It?"
Developer Challenge at the JavaOne Conference
"What Time Is It?", a client-based Java technology-based application
challenge held at the recent JavaOne Conference, illustrated both
the ease of Java technology development on the Sharp Zaurus SL-5000D
PDA and end-to-end Java technology-driven Web Services. Like practiced
developers, the winning team of Thomas Rassmann, vice president of
product development at NetIDEAS Inc., and Jon Langlois, lead software
engineer for NetIDEAS Inc., typically divided the task in two.
Hackathon Wireless Innovators
At the JavaOne Conference
The Hackathon Contest held at the recent JavaOne Conference gave
developers a free hand to create Java programming language
application designs on the Sharp Zaurus SL-5000D. There were five
categories: Best Game, won by Steve Fagerhaug; Best Productivity
Application, won by Michael Cortez; Best User Interface Design, won by
Rueyfarm Wang; Most Useless but Really Cool Anyway Application, won by
Patrick Chan and Most Visionary Application, won by Pat Adams, Kris
Latham and Demitrius Nelon.
Online Gaming and Java Technology
Session on Building High Performance, Multiplayer Internet Games
The JavaOne Conference session "Building High Performance
Multiplayer Internet Games With Java Technology" highlighted
Java technologies specifically for online gaming and the challenges
such as the need for sufficient bandwidth, security and client management.
Dana Nourie reported on the session and also covered the topics of
user interface issues, multithreading and socket channels.
"Professional J2EE EAI"
Two Chapters Available Online
The Java Developer Connection Program presents two chapters available online
from the book, "Professional J2EE EAI" by Matjaz Juric with Ramesh
Nagappan, Rick Leander, and S. Jeelani Basha from Wrox Press.
Sun, Oracle and NMS Communications: NMS HearSay
Wireless Voice-enabled Applications
Sun, Oracle and NMS Communications will deliver wireless
voice-enabled applications for the recently introduced NMS HearSay,
which provides customized voice-driven
services such as voice-activated dialing, Personal Information
Management (calendar, email, address book), personalized voice
portals, short message services, unified messaging, chat and
Sun and WGBH
Sun and public broadcaster WGBH Boston will
develop the first end-to-end reference architecture for a
comprehensive digital asset management system using the Sun Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE) framework. WGBH saw the opportunity to
consolidate editorial content onto digital media as a means of
maximizing its value. Digital content can then be used for a variety of
purposes, including distance learning, constituent relationship
management and multi-channel distribution to other stations or through
the Web community.
Sun ONE for Media and Entertainment Companies
Sun ONE empowers next-generation
network solutions in media and entertainment. Public broadcaster WGBH
Boston, Williams Communications, operator of the largest
next-generation fiber-optic network in the U.S., and Agari Mediaware
Inc., a federated services software provider, are among the first to
lay the foundation for the next-generation distributed computing
models, such as Web services, in media and entertainment.
Mobile Computing Technology:Sun, Vuico and NTT Software
BLUEGRID Software Solutions
Sun and Vuico announced the availability of Java technology-based
wireless infrastructure solutions for creating, assembling and
deploying Web services. Vuico provides mobile Java technology-based
applications with transparent access to Web services through NTT
Software's BLUEGRID software, which leverage the Sun ONE
Sony and Sun Offer Next Generation AV/IT Solutions
Sun and Sony Electronics are teaming up to offer integrated next
generation AV/IT solutions, including video-on-demand and streaming
media solutions, for cable companies (MSO's), telcos and broadcasters.
Forte for Java 4, Mobile Edition
Enables Rapid Development for Mobile Devices
The new Forte for Java 4, Mobile Edition Software is a compact
IDE optimized for developers building applications targeting the
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) for Java
technology-enabled mobile devices that can be deployed as Web
services. It is optimized for MIDP/CLDC
development and is based on the NetBeans Tools Platform.
Solstice Enterprise Manager 4.1 Software White Paper
The Solstice Enterprise Manager 4.1 Software White Paper provides a
technical overview of Solstice
Enterprise Manager (Solstice EM) 4.1 Software and summarizes the
Solstice EM Software functionality and architecture. It also describes
how the software provides a very powerful and flexible environment and
platform for implementing and deploying optimal network management
solutions for today's evolving telecommunications and Internet Service
Provider networks (wireless and wireline).
Sun ONE Architecture Guide
The Sun ONE Architecture Guide offers a
technical overview of the components and functionality available for
developing and deploying Services on Demand. In conjunction with the
Sun ONE Starter Kit, this guide will enable IT architects to
evaluate the technology used by the Sun ONE platform. Web service
developers will understand the Java programming language API's,
Java platforms and application development tools. Independent Software
Vendors will better understand how to develop Sun ONE platform
components as emerging industry standards mature.
Sun Fire Midframe Servers
First-Year Market Growth Surges
Sun is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its highly successful
Sun Fire 3800-6800 Midframe Server line, featuring
UltraSPARC III processors and the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE). Offering mainframe-class features at midrange
price points, the Sun Fire 3800-6800 Servers have
achieved worldwide market momentum in the past year.
New Sun Fire 12K Server
The Sun Fire 12K Server is built with the Uniboard, the scalable
Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and the UltraSPARC
III Cu processors that provide binary compatibility across generations
and products. The Sun Fire 12K Server is massively scalable and fully
upgradable to a Sun Fire 15K Server on the fly. The Solaris OE
allows users to pick applications from many ISVs, making
the server unequaled for technical computing and data-intensive
Sun Fire 3800-15K Family of Server Prices Reduced
Trade-in Promotion Also Offered
Sun lowered the U.S. list prices on its Sun Fire 3800-15K family of
UltraSPARC III processor-based midframe and high-end servers.
Customers can save up to 41 percent when purchasing a Sun Fire 3800,
4800, 4810, 6800 or 15K Server
with the new price reductions. Sun is also offering U.S. customers
the chance to trade in
three qualified competitive servers and receive up to 30 percent off
the purchase price of a new Sun Fire Midframe 3800, 4800, 4810 or 6800
Sun Fire 15K Server in Kyoto University
Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Database
The Bioinformatics Center of the Institute for Chemical Research
(ICR) at Kyoto University chose the Sun
Fire 15K Server as the network server for KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia
of Genes and Genomes).
Sun Microsystems and the SNIA
Storage Networking Industry Association
Sun is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association
(SNIA). Sun is working with this standards-setting body to define and
establish open standards. The Common Information Model (CIM) has
been adopted by SNIA as an open standard. As a result, Sun continues to
develop implementations of a CIM prototype for SANs.
Enterprise Data Warehouse Reference Architecture
Technical Solution for Very Large Databases
Companies that need to access Very Large Databases (VLDB) in real time
are deploying the Enterprise Data Warehouse Reference Architecture. The
architecture defines a technical solution for creating a very large
data warehouse based on Sun Enterprise Servers, Sun StorEdge
Storage Systems and disk arrays, the
Solaris 8 OE and Sybase Adaptive Server IQ Multiplex software.
"Storage Resource Management: A Practitioner's Approach"
The white paper by Stevan Arbona of Spanning Tree Inc., "Storage
Resource Management: A Practitioner's Approach," discusses best
practices for managing the enterprise storage organization and its
cost. It focuses on the positive impact that SRM can have on
controlling costs by increasing operational efficiency within
enterprise storage infrastructures.
Sun and Sony Deliver Powerful Media Storage Solution
Provides Fast Access to Mass Storage Systems
Sun and Sony Electronics have been collaborating on a high-performance
media management and backup approach to provide fast access to data
from mass storage systems. The solution has been designed for use with
high-resolution video and media archival projects, digital content
management and large-scale IT projects.