Sun Sigma: Meeting Defined and Measurable Customer Requirements
For a Higher Level of Customer Satisfaction
Sun Sigma is Sun's approach to running the company's
business that focuses on meeting defined and measurable customer
requirements. Sun Sigma is based on a worldwide business phenomenon
called Six Sigma. Sun Sigma is an iterative approach that makes
progress in steps, rather than through an avalanche of change.
Sun's Corrective Action Network
Ensures Best-in-class Reliability and Performance of Sun Products
The Sun Control Tower is a company-wide initiative allied with the Sun
Sigma program to help ensure the best-in-class reliability and
performance of Sun products. It is the center of Sun's Corrective
Action Network, an integrated group of Sun organizations dedicated to
identifying and fixing problems in a standard way. Using Sun Sigma
methodology and tools, Sun Control Tower rigorously measures
information about business processes to better meet customer
Three Examples of Sun Sigma Projects
Three examples of Sun Sigma projects that have lead to business
improvements include the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE)
Download Program, Sun's Floor-Tile-Ready Systems Program and Sun
Enterprise 10K Server Qualification Process.
Jim Mitchell and Future Possibilities of the Internet
Expanding Technology, Shrinking Size
In a recent article in Computer Times titled "Small Wonders," Jim
Mitchell, discusses future possibilities of the Internet. He discusses
the possibility of tiny sensors that go inside your body to monitor
your health and the privacy issues this new technology raises.
New Java Technology Resource Center in Thailand
To Provide Support for Public and Private Sectors
An article by Sasiwimon Boonruang in the Bangkok Post reported that Sun
would build a Java technology resource center in collaboration with
Software Park Thailand and Thai Software Syndicate Ltd (TSSL)
Consortium to provide support to both the public and private sectors.
Sun Microsystems (Thailand) country director Sanpat Sopon noted that
the resource center would enable Thailand to develop skills in Java
Dbdoc: Online Reference to Java API Documentation
An Example of a Three-tier Java Technology-based Web Application
Dbdoc is an online reference to Java API documentation created by
Eitan Suez, president and founder of UptoData, Inc. and Sun Certified
Programmer for the Java platform. With all constant new releases and
upgrades of the Java platform, Suez wanted to see his own documentation
that listed multiple API from one location, had more color coding in the
user interface, a richer user interface, and search capability. He also
wanted to be able to drill down to source code.
An Introductory Overview of Wireless
From the Wireless Java Technology Web Site
"Making Sense of Cellular" by Tom Clements on the Wireless Java technology Web
site gives an introductory overview of the wireless radio spectrum, on
which wireless technology is based. The author also covers emerging
technologies and new applications that promise to revolutionize the way
devices transport and use data.
Rima Patel on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and .NET
Interview by Janice Heiss
Java technology evangelist Rima Patel discusses the differences
between the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and
.NET, Microsoft's .NET PetShop, the need for business knowledge for
developers, and her projections about the future of Java technology
and the Semantic Web.
Java 3D API 1.3 Graphics Technology
Improves Performance and Delivers New Capabilities
Java 3D API version 1.3 enables developers to easily incorporate
high-quality, scalable, platform-independent 3-D graphics into Java
technology-based applications and applets. With version 1.3 developers
now have the power to create applications that can run seamlessly in a
variety of display environments, without code modification.
Java Technology Core Learning Path
Courses That Lead to Certification
The Java technology core learning path
curriculum provides both programmers and non-programmers the
essential training necessary to become proficient in the basics of
Java technology programming using the Java 2 Platform, Standard
Edition (J2SE). The courses in this curriculum provide training on
object-oriented theory, Java programming language syntax, use of the
standard API extensions and the Java Development Kit.
"Sun ONE Portal Server 3.0 Rewriter Configuration and Management Guide"
Rob Baker's Sun BluePrints OnLine
One article in the Sun BluePrints OnLine 36th edition, July 2002, is
titled "Sun ONE Portal Server 3.0 Rewriter Configuration and
Management Guide" by Rob Baker. Baker provides comprehensive
best practices and deployment guidelines for the Sun ONE Portal
Server (formerly iPlanet Portal Server) 3.0 product, with a
specific emphasis on the rewriter component of the Secure Remote Access
New Jini Technology Web Site
Central Place and Resource for the Jini Community Program
Jini network technology is an open software architecture that
enables developers to create network-centric services that are highly
adaptive to change. A new central resource for members of the Jini
Community program is Jini.org, a Web site where members can discover
new information, discuss, collaborate, exchange source code and ideas
and advance Jini network Technology.
"COM on the Solaris Operating Environment"
By Craig Winter
The Solaris Developer Connection program Web site featured a
technical article titled "COM on the Solaris Operating Environment"
by Craig Winter. Winter's article specifically discusses a pilot
project that was conducted at a major software development company in
the United States investigating the feasibility of creating a port to
the Solaris OE platform of a Component Object Model (COM) application
that had been developed solely on the Windows NT Visual C++ development
Forte Application Scalability Tool (FAST) Technology Preview
Early Access Program and User Guide
The Forte Application Scalability Tool (FAST) enables users to get
maximum parallelism and scalability, using automatic data flow
programming techniques. FAST is a parallel programming tool that helps
you generate a program that will run with maximum efficiency on a
parallel computer. Using algorithmic descriptions as input, FAST
outputs subroutines that are called in the usual manner by Fortran main
programs. The FAST-generated subroutines can then be used to replace
subroutines that do not exploit the parallel computer hardware.
Code Examples in the Sun ONE Studio 7, Compiler Collection
Sun Performance Library Software and More
Links to code examples in the Sun ONE Studio 7, Compiler Collection
(formerly Forte Compiler Collection 7) such as Sun Performance
Library software, C++ Interval Arithmetic code examples, and
Fortran 95 interval arithmetic code examples are available on the Sun
MDeBug: An MDB Based Debugging Tool
To Perform System Crash Dump Analysis for the Solaris Operating Environment
MDeBug is a tool that can be used to perform system crash dump analysis
for the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and above, and
application core analysis for the Solaris 9 OE and above. The target
audience are those who might be interested in gathering information
from core files to debug a hang, a panic or an application crash.
MDeBug provides an option to run a basic or an advanced analysis for
the kernel crash dump.
Top Ten Reasons to UpGrade to Sun ONE Studio 4 Software
Extensible, Open Standards-based IDE
The Sun ONE Studio 4 (formerly Forte for Java) provides
a world-class set of "smart" development tools with lots of
productivity wizards and templates, the latest Java technologies and
the flexibility to seamlessly work with tools from third-party vendors.
Its intuitive, GUI is easy to use, while its
underlying framework provides powerful technologies for building and
assembling the components of the most challenging end-to-end