Higher Quality of Service
Companies are embracing the multisourcing model, looking for the
perfect combination of resources that best suits their needs to gain
the greatest efficiencies. And they want the assurance that those
choices are safe and in line with the highest industry standards for
best practices. Enterprise customers can achieve higher quality of
service by using the SunTone program for their multisourcing
What's New in Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4
By Qusay Mahmoud
There is a technical article on the Java Developer Connection Program Web site
titled "New and Enhanced Networking Features in the Java 2
Platform, Standard Edition 1.4 (J2SE)" by Qusay Mahmoud. The J2SE
1.4 platform has introduced several new features and enhancements for Object
Serialization, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Common Object Request
Broker Architecture (CORBA) and networking in general.
Java Specification Request 184
Mobile 3D Graphics API for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition
JSR 184: Mobile 3D Graphics API for the
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) is a proposed JSR
providing a scalable, lightweight, small-footprint, interactive 3-D
API for use on
mobile devices, which sits alongside the J2ME platform and MIDP as an
"Enterprise JavaBeans Component Architecture"
by Paul Anderson and Gail Anderson
Paul Anderson and Gail Anderson have written "Enterprise JavaBeans
Component Architecture," a book that simplifies the creation of
well-designed enterprise applications using the upgraded Enterprise
JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0 architecture specifications. The authors
use detailed code examples to introduce every key skill involved in
creating components, stand-alone Java technology platform clients
and JavaServer Pages (JSP) framework API clients.
"Developing EJB 2.0 Components"
by Pravin Tulachan
"Developing EJB 2.0 Components" by Pravin V. Tulachan is a guide
to real-world Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0 component architecture
development. Tulachan shows how to make the most of EJB 2.0 technology
within the context of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
(J2EE) 1.3 technology. He covers how to use session, entity and
message-driven beans, along with how to leverage J2EE platform technology to
maximize the functionality and robustness of every component.
Modules for the Object Management Group's Model-Driven Architecture
For the NetBeans Open Source Project
The series of modules contributed by Sun to Object
Management Group's (OMG) Model Driven Architecture (MDA) makes the
NetBeans tools platform the first of its kind to support that
architecture. These new modules underline the NetBeans commitment to a
totally standards-based, language-independent approach to software
Sun Grid Engine, Enterprise Edition 5.3 Software
Sun Grid Engine, Enterprise Edition 5.3 Software contains all
functionality of Sun Grid Engine 5.3 Software plus a unique policy
module. The policy module gives management a tool to align the computer
usage with business goals. Teams, users and departments can negotiate
how to share computational resources based on policies that are
automatically enforced. New features include campus grid creation,
resource allocation and transfer queues to external grids.
New Download: Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 Early Access Software
For Sun Enterprise Servers in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Network
A new download, Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 Early Access Software, is
now available on the Sun Web site. Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 Software
helps enable Sun Enterprise Servers running the Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE) to function as primary domain
controllers, backup domain controllers and member servers in a
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 network.
Sun ONE Connector Builder 2.0
The Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Connector Builder 2.0 Beta
product includes a set of tools, components and libraries that allow
developers to build Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Connector Architecture 1.0 compliant connectors, enabling Java
technology and Web applications to access and interact with Enterprise
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Now Available for Download
With Writer, Calc, Draw and Impress
OpenOffice.org 1.0 is a significant version enumeration of Open Source
Office Suite now available for download for Windows, Linux and
Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). The suite features
Writer, Calc, Draw and Impress for creating documents, spreadsheets,
graphics and presentations. The OpenOffice Suite also has the ability
to import many different types of documents and templates from a range
of other programs.
Sun ONE Platform-based Messaging Internet Data Center
Reference Architecture Supports Up to One Million Users
Sun's new Messaging Internet Data Center (IDC) Reference Architecture
is designed for medium- to large-scale email system deployments. It is
based on the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), incorporating Sun
ONE Messaging Server 5.1 and Sun ONE Directory Server 4.13 Software to
route email messages to one million users. According to a new Radicati
Group white paper, this reference architecture from Sun will address
the 1.36 billion mailboxes expected by 2005.
Desktop Features of the Solaris Operating Environment
New on the Common Desktop Environment
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) for the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) provides workstation users with powerful
client/server computing resources through an industry standard, easy to
use interface. CDE provides users with customizable workspaces,
graphical system monitoring and enhanced productivity tools.
Sun Fire 15K Server Full System Bundle Configurations
Three Sun Fire 15K Server Full System Bundle configurations are being
transitioned from the Sun price list. The bundles are fixed
configurations that include both the server and Sun StorEdge T3 Arrays.
The Sun Fire 15K Standard Server configurations that do not include
Sun StorEdge T3 array components will continue to be offered as an alternative to
the Full System Bundles.
Loading External Libraries in Forte for Java 3.0 Software
A recent technical article from the Forte for Java Software
Developer Resources Web site covers module partitioning and loading
external libraries in Forte for Java 3.0 Software. For modules with
external library dependencies, a method involving partitioning provides
a reliable means of integration with the Forte for Java IDE.
"Writing an LP Interface Script"
Technical Article by Norman A. Jacobs
There is a technical article by Norman A. Jacobs on the Solaris
Developer Connection Program Web site entitled "Writing an LP
Interface Script." An LP interface script is the component of the printing
system that performs the final processing of a print job and actually sends
it to the printer. An interface script utilizes a number of interfaces,
both to gather information for its operation and to return information
about its processing and results.
"Ethernet Bandwidth Utilization by DLPI/STREAMS Applications"
By Rajagopal Kunhappan
The technical article "Ethernet Bandwidth Utilization by DLPI/STREAMS
Applications" reviews the various issues faced by user-level
applications that open STREAMS-based device drivers directly and ways
to work around those issues. Specifically, when a user-level
application opens fast Ethernet drivers, it may not be able to process
the incoming Data Link Provider Interface (DLPI) messages fast enough.
Access1.sun.com Web Site
Two recent items on the Access1.sun.com TechNotes Web site include
dealing with an error that occurs while attaching the driver and the
other deals with populating the directory server results in an
ldap_add: No such object error.
Testing Forte for Java Software
Quality Assurance with User Interface Test Libraries: Jemmy and Jelly
The Forte for Java Developer Resources Web site has a technical
article titled "Testing Forte for Java Software Quality Assurance with
User Interface Test Libraries: Jemmy and Jelly" by Jiri Skrivanek and
Adam Sotona. Two of the tools used to simplify and speed up
the testing of the Forte for Java IDE are User Interface (UI) test
libraries called Jemmy and Jelly. The article gives an overview of
these UI test libraries, describing their composition and usage.