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Sun Offers Pre-configured mySAP All-in-One Solution on Sun Servers
Increase ROI for Small and Midsize Businesses
As part of Sun's strategy of offering affordable, customer-ready
solutions for small and midsize businesses, Sun is presenting turnkey
configurations of the mySAP solution on Sun servers. The solutions will
run on Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on the Sun Fire
V240 server, Sun Fire V480 and Sun Fire V880 servers and will
be delivered by SAP channel partners and Sun iForce channel
Sun and Salesforce.com Extend their Global Strategic Alliance
Sforce: A Client/Service System Built Exclusively with Java Technology
Sun and salesforce.com, a provider of software-as-service, have entered
into an agreement which expands their global strategic alliance. This
partnership brings the advantages of sforce, the salesforce.com
client/services application development builder, to enterprises via the
Web using open standards. Salesforce.com has also become a member of
the Liberty Alliance, of which Sun is a founding member.
Straight-through Processing Solution, IMpower
From SunGard and Sun
IMpower from SunGard is a straight-through processing solution that
will run on the Sun platform which is Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE) compliant. The SunGard Investment Management
Systems, an operating group of SunGard, selected Sun for the new
global, real-time, browser-based portfolio management solution. The
solution will use Sun ONE Mainframe Transaction Processing
software to migrate selected business critical applications to the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Sun Tops Hong Kong's UNIX Server Market
IDC Report Shows Sun in Top Spot for the Third Year in a Row
For the third straight year, Sun is the leader in unit shipments of
non-x86 UNIX servers in Hong Kong. Last quarter, the company led the
market with more than 48 percent of the market. Internationally, Sun
has significantly grown its worldwide UNIX server market share, taking
the number one spot in terms of unit shipments.
Sun Creates Customer Excellence Program for Users of SAP on Sun
Welcomes OfficeMax as Newest Program Member
Sun chose SAPPHIRE 2003 Orlando, SAP's international customer conference, as
the venue to announce its own Customer Excellence Program for Customers Running
SAP Solutions on Sun. Stuart Wells, Sun VP for Market Development, also
announced OfficeMax as the newest member of the program.
Hong Leong Finance of Singapore Upgrades with the Solaris Operating System
CSA Automated Provides IT Expertise
To upgrade its IT infrastructure and improve customer service, Hong
Leong Finance (HLF) of Singapore has selected the Solaris Operating
System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition), Sun Fire 6800
servers and the IT solution provider, CSA Automated. The $14 million
IT transformation upgrade project includes adding new Sun systems and
integrating new capabilities that will enable HLF to provide services
on demand to its customers in the SME and Consumer community.
Sun Microsystems of Canada and Canadian Football League Launch Partnership
CFL Headquarters to Deploy Sun Hardware and Sun Open Net Environment Software
The Canadian Football League (CFL) and Sun Microsystems of Canada are joining together for a
marketing and technology sponsorship initiative aimed at connecting the
League with its growing fan base and promoting the Canadian game. For
its part in the partnership, Sun will deploy its hardware, Sun Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE) software and services at the CFL headquarters
Sun Software and Hardware and VisionSphere Offer Police Secure Database Access
Canadian Law Enforcement Agencies Identify Suspects Through Expanded Mug-shot Data
VisionSphere Technologies and Sun Microsystems of Canada are joining
together for a pilot project that will enable Police Services to
quickly search each other's mug-shot and text databases securely over
the Internet. The solution uses VisionSphere's VS-Ident as well as Sun
servers and software.
Free Novell & Sun Technical Seminar
July 2nd, London
The free seminar from Novell and Sun on July 2, 2003, in London will
cover building applications using the Novell exteNd, a Java 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) based development framework.
The talk will address the different approaches of building Web-based
applications with proprietary tools and building with standards-based
applications. Online registration is available.
LinuxUser & Developer Expo -- The Linux Zone
June 24-26, Birmingham, UK
The LinuxUser & Developer Expo to be held in Birmingham, UK, on June
24-26, 2003 will cover Web applications and Linux in a desktop
environment, legal and political issues, TCO and security. Mru Patel of
the Desktop Solutions Business Manager, UK & Ireland, Sun Microsystems, will discuss reducing costs of the desktop. Other speakers
include Tim O'Reilly, Jon 'maddog' Hall, Alan Cox, Martin Michlmayr,
Cory Doctorow, Georg Greve and Jim McQuillan.
Sun Developer Day Conferences
June 24 in Camberley, UK and June 26 in Dublin, Ireland
Sun Developer Day Conferences in Surrey and Dublin are free and will cover
Web Services, Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE),
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), the Sun Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE) and the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS). Get a chance to win an MP3 player by referring friends to register.
Jonathan Schwartz on the Sun Microsystems Software Strategy
Co-evolution with Developers Is the Key
Jonathan Schwartz, executive VP for Software at Sun, recently shared
his thoughts on the company's software strategy with Janice J. Heiss
and Paul Pangaro. Schwartz was enthusiastic about the benefits for
developers that stem from the consolidation of Sun's software R&D,
design and development efforts. This has made it possible for Sun and
the developer community to "co-evolve," as he put it. In fact, he said,
there is a Sun group devoted entirely to the interests of the individual
Developer Audiocasts Available
Web Services, Web Application Frameworks and More
Several audiocasts are available on topics of interest to developers.
The audiocasts focus on interests such as JavaServer Pages
(JSP) technology, Web Services performance and the ebXML Business
Process Specification Schema (BPSS). Each is available in either a
RealPlayer or MP3 format, with accompanying PDF files available as
XFree86 Video Drivers and Porting Kit
For the Solaris Operating System
Two editions of the porting kit for XFree86 Video Drivers for the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) are available: The source
edition with source code for developers, and the binary edition with
binary files from Sun for users. The porting kit expands the number of
video devices that work with Solaris OS on x86 platforms.
Second Edition of "Core J2EE Patterns" Blueprint Book Updated with New Patterns
Patterns Include Context Object, Application Service and More
The new book, "Core J2EE Patterns, Second Edition," is an updated look
at the original 15 patterns covered in the first edition. The text also
includes many new implementation strategies and code samples, Web
Services and covers Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
1.4. Six additional patterns are included as well.
"Code Reading: The Open Source Perspective"
Handle Overwhelming Code Jobs, Demystify Tangled Code and More
A new 528-page book titled, "Code Reading: The Open Source
Perspective," aims to show readers how to read both good and bad code,
what to look for and how to improve their own code. The book also
discusses techniques for handling overwhelming code jobs, figuring out
mystifying code and comprehending tangled programs.
Games, Diversions & Perl Culture
Best of the Perl Journal
O'Reilly has put together a unique anthology with "Games, Diversions &
Perl Culture: Best of the Perl Journal, Volume 3," that aims to bring
together an unmatched compendium of Perl lore. Compiled and re-edited
by the editor and publisher of the original The Perl Journal (TPJ), Jon
Orwant, the text brings together choice TPJ back issue articles.
"Getting Started with Sun ONE"
Sun Technical Specialist Stacy Thurston Writes a "How to" Guide
Sun Microsystems calls "Getting Started with Sun ONE," the new book by
Stacy Thurston, a "...step-by-step guide to delivering high-value
solutions based on Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) technologies." Thurston brings his
extensive experience as a Sun technical specialist to the task of
shedding new light on the best practices for "...planning, designing,
configuring, integrating, and implementing Sun ONE Internet
Project Rave 1.0, Sun's New Visual Development Tool
Boosts Productivity for Java Platform Application Developers
Sun has produced a tool for improving the productivity of Java
technology application developers. Sun's Project Rave has released the
early access version of Rave 1.0 (its working name), a visual
development tool. There is also a contest to name the product.
The java.com Web Site
Showcase of Consumer-related Uses of Java Technology
The java.com Web site showcases consumer uses of Java technology. Java
lets you enjoy the best that the digital world has to offer, including
games and puzzles, sports, chat, email, the arts, financial tools and
more. The site contains links to games, mobile applications and more.
The JavaDesktop Web Site
For GUI Community
The JavaDesktop Web site is a new gathering place for members of the
Java technology graphical user interface (GUI) community. The site
offers news, discussions, technical articles and open source projects
that use the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) to
produce applications with rich client interfaces.
Java Technology Desktop Network Components Boost Interactivity, Productivity
Leveraging Java Foundation Classes/Swing API for Developers of Web Clients
Amy Fowler argues in her white paper "Java (technology) Desktop Network Components:
Boosting Interactivity and Productivity at the Same Time" that
developers need to make better use of the Java programming language
in creating Web clients. Useful as HTML has shown itself to be, Fowler argues, its limitations
have made it somewhat tiresome and wasteful.
Gosling Thinks Java Technology May be Ready for Open Source
Collegiality and Interoperability Must Prevail for Success
Carol Sliwa's interview with James Gosling, published in the June 13,
2003 issue of Computerworld, found him expressing the view that it was
time for certain core pieces of Java technology to become
Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 Wins 2003 SC Award
Protects Business Communications over Internet, Intranet and Extranets
The Internet security solution, Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1, was
awarded "Best Internet Security Solution" in the 2003 SC Awards.
Winners were selected by the SC Magazine Awards Council.
VPN-1/FireWall-1 protects the privacy of business communications over
the Internet, intranet and extranets while securing critical network
resources against unauthorized access. It is used in the Sun LX50
server VPN/Firewall appliance.
Using Solaris Security Toolkit Software
Performing an Audit and Maintaining the System
For a preview of Alex Noordergraaf and Glenn Brunette's forthcoming
book, "Securing Systems with the Solaris Security Toolkit," see the
Sun BluePrints document of chapter six, Auditing System Security.
The authors describe how to audit (validate) a system's security using
the Solaris Security Toolkit software. They cover maintaining security,
customizing security audits, preparing to audit security and performing
the audit, and using options and controlling audit output.
Using Bouncy Castle APIs for Basic End-to-end Encryption
Jonathan Knudsen Shows How It's Done
Jonathan Knudsen has written a helpful article on using the Bouncy
Castle Cryptography APIs to encrypt messages sent between two MIDP
devices. Normally, Knudsen says, using HTTPS is sufficient to protect
data since everything after the handshake is encrypted. Protocol
analyzers such as Ethereal generally are not very effective against an
New Singapore Shares Web Site Based on Public eServices Infrastructure
Ecquaria Develops Services-on-Demand Site in Matter of Weeks
The Public eServices Infrastructure (PSi) -- a Sun Open Net
Environment (Sun ONE) architecture implementation -- is at the heart of
the New Singapore Shares (NSS) Web site developed and deployed for the
government of Singapore by Ecquaria, an iForce Solutions partner.
The NSS Web site enables Singaporeans to learn online how many shares
they are entitled to and to apply for their equivalent in cash.
Thai Interior Ministry Adopts Sun IT Infrastructure
Sun Open Net Environment Delivers Services-on-demand Countrywide
The Thai Ministry of Interior, responsible for administering the vital
statistics information for a country of 62 million, recently
implemented a Sun IT infrastructure to manage that task. The
Central Population Registration (CPR) initiative
centralizes the data collected by provincial, municipal and district
offices in a single centralized repository that is accessible by
numerous governmental agencies and departments.
Singapore's LawNet Migrates to Sun Solutions
Web Portal Gives Legal Community Online, Paperless Resources
LawNet is a one-stop portal for the legal profession in Singapore that
covers the full range of services lawyers typically provide, ranging
from due diligence on real estate matters to multi-million dollar
litigations. Originally developed in a Perl/CGI environment, LawNet has
migrated to Sun solutions because CrimsonLogic, the application service
provider, determined that Sun best met the stability, performance, cost
and customer service requirements of the system.