Solaris Operating Environment in the Wireless World
From Wired to Wireless
Java technology from Sun has enabled wireless connectivity, ubiquitous
computing that lets devices connect to a network regardless of
location. The Solaris 8 OE can
deliver the type of infrastructure needed to compete in the wireless
market by providing the complete feature set to enable outstanding
availability, reliability, and scalability. Solaris OE enables
developers to create powerful applications that optimize both Solaris
OE and Java technologies.
Sun Rebranding Software Products
Sun will rebrand its iPlanet Software, Forte Software,
StarOffice Software and Sun Chili!Soft Software product lines
under the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) brand. Some of the
products being rebranded are iPlanet Web Server, StarOffice 6.0
Software Office Suite and Forte Tools for Java IDE.
For Solaris Operating Environment
The Solaris 8 OE
End-of-Software-Support Announcements list a number of features that
have been removed from Solaris OE. A few are the HotJava Browser,
Solstice AdminSuite 2.3 Software, Solstice AutoClient 2.1
the Java Development Kit: JNI 1.0 Interface.
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Networking
For the Solaris 8 Operating Environment
Advances in microprocessors and network technology have led to an
exponential growth in the Internet. IPv6, the next-generation Internet
Protocol, overcomes the limitations of the current version, IPv4, by
providing larger address space. Now available in the
Solaris 8 OE, IPv6 enables developers to build
applications for the next-generation Internet.
Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment 2.0
Download and User Guide
The Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment Users Guide, written for
system administrators and support personnel who are already familiar
with Sun disk array and storage area network (SAN) products, describes
how to use the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment graphical user
Sun ONE Starter Kit
Essential Products, Technologies and Information
The Sun ONE Starter Kit features Forte for Java 3.0 Community
and Enterprise Editions, and iPlanet Application, Web, Portal,
Integration and Directory Servers under right-to-develop licenses.
Additionally, the latest Java Development Kit,
the J2EE 1.3 platform, currently available parts of the
Java technology APIs pack (JAX Pack)and links to third-party
products are included.
Enhanced Security Features
To the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
"Exploring the Security Changes of the 1.4 Release of the Java 2
Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)" is an article by John Zukowski.
The underlying Java 2 platform release has evolved to incorporate
more features into the J2SE platform release 1.4 to provide a secure
to execute mobile code with many enhancements in the security
New Java Technology and Web Services Book
By David A. Chappell and Tyler Jewell
For Java technology developers interested in learning what Web
Services have to offer, the new "Java Web Services" book by David A.
Chappell and Tyler Jewell, provides a detailed overview of Web
Services, XML-based interoperability technologies and the Java
technologies designed to interact with them.
By Samuele Pedroni and Noel Rappin
"Jython Essentials" by Samuele Pedroni and Noel Rappin provides an
introduction to the Python language, offering a brief but thorough tour
of Python concepts necessary to use Jython effectively. In particular,
the authors say, Jython excels at simplifying the use of complex Java
programming libraries and APIs, such as the Swing graphical interface
toolkit or the Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) API, the
Servlet API and various XML tools.
New Course: Applying Forte for Java Community Edition
Free Web-based Training
The course, "Applying Forte for Java Community Edition", introduces
students to the advanced features of Forte for Java Integrated Development
Environment (IDE), such as JDBC,
distributed processing by using Remote Method Invocation (RMI) and Java
Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) Extensible Markup Language
(XML) in Java technology and internationalization.
Interview with Raghavan Srinivas
Java Technology Evangelist
Raghavan Srinivas is a Java technology evangelist at Sun who
specializes in Java technology and distributed systems. In her
interview with Srinivas, Janice Heiss asked about a number of topics
that included security, Web Services, standards, developer
certification and the future of Java technology.
"Wireless J2ME Platform Programming"
by Vartan Piroumian
Vartan Piroumian is a wireless application consultant at Sun
and has written a book on using the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition
platform to build advanced wireless applications. The tutorial style
book, "Wireless J2ME Platform Programming" from Sun Microsystems Press
and Prentice Hall, covers key features of the J2ME platform and the
development process: planning, architecture, design, coding,
compilation, execution, debugging and deployment.
Sun Wireless Learning Solutions Classes
April to July 31, 2002
Attend the Sun Wireless Learning Solutions classes from April to July
31, 2002 and get a free Palm m500 handheld. Eligible classes are
"Developing Wireless Applications Using WAP/WML" (DTW-210) and "Developing
Mobile Applications on the
J2ME Platform Using CLDC and the MID Profile" (DTJ-360).
OSS Through Java Initiative
Releases OSS Trouble Ticket API
Sun and other members of the OSS through Java Initiative--including
Borland, Component Insights, eXcelon, MetaSolv Software, Prismtech, PwC
Consulting and TeleGea--have released the OSS Trouble Ticket API. This
is the first in a series of APIs designed to foster the rapid
development of applications addressing the business-critical
requirements of telecommunications companies worldwide.
New Product Marketplace
StormWatch from OKENA
Supports Solaris Operating Environment
OKENA, a developer of intrusion prevention software, has upgraded its
flagship product, StormWatch, to support
Solaris OE. StormWatch for Solaris OE offers customers in
UNIX systems-based environments the first "zero update"
intrusion prevention security solution. StormWatch proactively and
cost-effectively protects an enterprise's mission-critical applications
and operating systems against known and unknown security risks.
GNP Technology for Netra Server Boards
Compact Packet Switched Backplane Capability
GNP, a provider of engineering, manufacturing and systems integration
services for the embedded control and communications industry, offers a
customized Rear Transition Module (RTM) for Sun Netra
CP2040/CP2060/CP2080 processors, rendering these high-performance
carrier-grade platforms Compact Packet Switched Backplane (cPSB)
compliant. This modification spearheaded by GNP is the latest cPSB
initiative launched by the company since PICMG 2.16 specifications were
outlined last year.
HDL Designer Series Tool Suite
Mentor Graphics Corporation has issued the 2002.1 release of its HDL
Designer Series tool suite for design creation, analysis and management
of complex chips. The tool suite offers productivity enhancements,
including an improved interconnect table that enables rapid creation of
high quality well-structured hardware description language (HDL) for
any level of design complexity.