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 SunTM 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
Thurston covers the Web server, the directory server and the application
server, providing illustrations and example configurations to convey
his points. He includes practical exercises as well that are designed
to familiarize the reader with server configurations.
The intended audience for this book is the computer administrator and
developer charged with setting up and configuring prototypes, proof
of concept and production systems. Business and systems analysts and
project managers alike will also find helpful details on sample designs
and applications that work on the Internet and on which tools to choose
in setting up a Web site infrastructure.
Thurston devotes several chapters to aspects of using the SunTM ONE
Directory Server (formerly iPlanetTM Directory Server). These cover
working with the directory data and the directory schema, along with
instructions for installing and configuring servers that are useful to
administrators and developers.
The chapters on the SunTM ONE Application Server (formerly
iPlanetTM Application Server) are written to enable readers to begin
creating Web applications in minutes after the server is installed.
Thurston provides complete details -- software and instructions -- for
building a Web site in HTML and then creating an application with
JavaTM technology servlets, JavaServer PagesTM (JSPTM) and CGI
programs. Similarly, over the course of several chapters, he provides
cumulative details on the use of a directory database that include
maintaining members in the directory and providing security provisions
to restrict access.
The DVD that comes with the book contains the Sun ONE Developer Kit
that includes the SunTM ONE Web Server (formerly iPlanetTM Web
Server), the Sun ONE Directory Server 5.0, the Sun ONE Application
Server 7.0 and the SunTM ONE Studio 4 developer tools (formerly ForteTM
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