by Jonathan Knudsen
Jonathon Knudsen has written about PeekAndPick 1.1 on the
wireless.java.sun Web site. PeekAndPick 1.1 is an application that
runs on any MIDP-compliant device, allowing you to browse news
headlines and story descriptions, select stories that interest you and
have their links emailed to your desktop. According to Knudsen,
PeekAndPick is both a useful application and a technical demonstration
that showcases the power of the MIDP platform.
Building an Application: Part 4
by Dana Nourie
On the New to Java technology Web site there is part 4 of Building an Application
by Dana Nourie. This article covers Exception Handling, Scroll Bars,
Pop-up Option Boxes and Reading From and Writing to Files. This six
part tutorial takes you through the process of creating an application
using Java technology, through the creation of a divelog.
Plexxikon Chooses Sun Grid Engine Software Technology
For Innovative Drug Discovery Platform
Plexxikon, a drug discovery company, is integrating cutting-edge
technologies, including structure-driven chemistry, in the lead-finding
process to rapidly discover novel chemical scaffolds and high-quality
drug leads using a protein-family approach. Plexxikon has chosen Sun to
provide much of its IT infrastructure, including Sun Blade
workstations; a compute farm utilizing the new Sun Grid Engine,
Enterprise Edition, 5.3 software; a highly available clustered solution
featuring the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE); Sun
Fire servers; a Sun Enterprise server; Sun StorEdge arrays
and an Oracle database application.
Sun Joins Open Mobile Alliance
Sun has joined the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) which helps create
interoperable services that work across countries, operators and mobile
terminals and are tailored for consumers' needs. Sun is joining OMA as
a sponsor and board member.
Sun Fire 12K Server to Sun Fire 15K Server Hardware Upgrade Kit
No Downtime to Install
The Sun Fire 12K server to Sun Fire 15K server Hardware Upgrade
Kit will allow customers to upgrade their existing Sun Fire 12K servers
to the full capacity of the Sun Fire 15K server. In addition, this
upgrade can be installed while the system is on with no downtime and no
additional footprint required for existing Domains currently running in
Sun Ray Integrated Solutions
Enterprise Desktop Sales Program
The Client and Technical Market Product Group and Sun Professional
Services Program have combined to deliver an enterprise desktop sales
program consisting of Sun Ray Thin Clients and Sun Ray Server
Software 1.3, Sun
Servers, SunPCi IIpro Coprocessor Card, Solaris PC NetLink 1.2
software and Sun ONE Solutions (formerly iPlanet e-Commerce
Retirement of the 750 MHz Sun Fire V880 Servers
With the Introduction of the 900 MHz Sun Fire V880 Servers
With the introduction of Sun Fire V880 servers with UltraSPARC
III processors running at 900 MHz, the Volume Server Products division
of Sun is retiring the Sun Fire V880 servers running at 750 MHz and 750
MHz specific options. Workgroup servers running at 900 MHz can support
more simultaneous users and manage a broader and more demanding set of
Documentation for the New Solaris 9 OE
Packaging Guide, GSS-API Guide and More
The docs.sun.com Web site has documentation available on the Solaris 9
Operating Environment (Solaris 9 OE), Software Developer Collection.
Some of the documentation includes titles such as Application Packaging
Developer's Guide, Federated Naming Service Programming Guide, GSS-API
Programming Guide and International Language Environments Guide.
NetBeans Software Resources
Resources, Links and More
The NetBeans software Web site has an archive of past releases of
the NetBeans IDE that are available for download and a distributions
table with descriptions. There is also a NetBeans software release
schedule, details on features planned for NetBeans software 3.4, and
information on the NetBeans IDE and platform.
"Mastering Oracle SQL"
by Sanjay Mishra and Alan Beaulieu
According to Sanjay Mishra and Alan Beaulieu, authors of "Mastering
Oracle SQL," a comprehensive working knowledge of Structured Query
Language (SQL) is essential to getting the most out of a database.
Focusing on the Oracle version of SQL, the authors have examined the
particular features of this version and applies them to solving
"GNOME 2.0: An Innovative Platform for Building Advanced Applications"
GTK+, Bonobo, Pango and More
The 37-page white paper "GNOME 2.0: An Innovative Platform for Building
Advanced Applications" provides an overview of the GNOME architecture
and programming model. The source code of a GNOME application is
compatible across any UNIX system or GNU/Linux platform that runs
the GNOME desktop. The white paper focuses on GNOME as a development
platform and discusses many of the technologies included with GNOME
that make it a good choice for building high-performance applications.
Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI) 1.0 Specification
XML-based Interface Description Language
The Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI) is an XML-based
interface description language that describes the flow of messages
exchanged by a Web Service participating in choreographed interactions
with other services. Among other languages, WSCI works in conjunction
with the W3C's Web Service Description Language (WSDL).
Enterprise JavaBeans Tutorial
Creating Session Beans with Sun ONE Studio, Enterprise Edition
A tutorial from Robert Crowe focuses on creating session beans with
Sun ONE Studio, Enterprise Edition (formerly Forte for
Java) software. The tutorial describes the process of creating and
testing entity beans. Key concepts and capabilities of Sun ONE Studio
Release 3.0, Enterprise Edition software are covered.