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Java Technology
Java Sound API
New Features and Limitations

The Java Sound API specification gives users low-level support for audio-operations such as audio playback and capture, mixing, MIDI sequencing and MIDI synthesis. This is all provided in a framework that is designed to promote extensibility and flexibility. The Java Sound API is part of Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.3.0 and higher.

Red Hat Linux 9 and Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4.2
New Native POSIX Thread Library

Developers who use Red Hat Linux 9 and Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 can now enjoy applications that start faster and reliably scale to a larger number of threads. Red Hat Linux 9's new thread library, Native POSIX Thread Library (NPTL), along with the J2SE 1.4.2 platform's changes make these new benefits possible.

Wireless Sports Updates Made Possible by Java Technology
UK Content Providers Adopt Java Technology

In the UK, owners of online sporting event content such as Sky Sports, UK Betting and Rivals Digital Media, are adopting Java technology to offer downloadable services to their mobile customers. With Java technology, content can be dynamically updated. Java technology also enables companies to establish a branded presence on user mobile phones or handsets.

Basic Naked Objects Introduction
Project Details a Simple Address Book Construction

A simple naked objects project is discussed and explained by Brian Coyner in an article on the Java technology Web site. "Introduction to Naked Objects" looks at the how a simple address book can be constructed using the Naked Objects framework. Code and illustrations help to clarify the article.

Free and Open Source S/W
Solaris Operating System Update Includes GNOME Interface
Alternative to the Common Desktop Environment

The latest update to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) uses the GNOME open-source graphical interface. Stephen Shankland, writing for CNET, recently examined the operating system's newly incorporated interface. He noted that Sun's version of UNIX system, which has been overhauled, now permits users to opt for GNOME over the long-time interface: the Common Desktop Environment (CDE).

Mini Tutorials for the NetBeans IDE
Using Page Directives, Scope Scripting Elements and More

Seven Web application mini-tutorials are available to help new users of the NetBeans IDE develop sample Web applications using the IDE. The topics covered in these mini-tutorials include Web module group, page directives, scope, scripting elements, custom tag library, HTTP sessions, front controller servlet, composite view, the use of the IDE's HTTP monitor and more.

Jakarta Lucene: Free Form Query Search Engine
Fun with Tokenized Fields

Jakarta Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine that enables free form queries and is written entirely in the Java programming language. It is an open source project and is available for free download from Apache Jakarta. Author and Ant developer, Erik Hatcher, provides an introduction to Lucene and discusses the indexing and searching features that make up the Lucene API.

RealNetworks Media Player for Solaris Operating System, UNIX Systems, Linux
Media and Playback Support Capabilities

Linux, UNIX and Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) users will receive media and playback support capabilities from a new open source media player offered by RealNetworks. The new player will have the same capabilities as the RealOne Player currently available for Mac and Windows systems.

Sun Trunking 1.3 Software
For Sun GigabitEthernet, SunFastEthernet and Sun Quad FastEthernet Adapters

Sun Trunking 1.3 link aggregation software is currently available with support for the Solaris Operating Systems (Solaris OS) 7, 8 and 9 on Sun GigabitEthernet, SunFastEthernet and Sun Quad FastEthernet adapters. Sun Trunking 1.3 software allows customers to aggregate up to four Sun GigabitEthernet ports or up to sixteen 10/100 Sun FastEthernet ports into a single virtual link (trunk).

SunForum 3D Software Introduced
Easily and Efficiently Share 3-D Applications

Sun has recently introduced SunForum 3D, a software product designed to substantially increase the performance of the sharing of 3-D (OpenGL) applications over a network. The solution allows for a new class of collaboration for enterprises or organizations that are involved with the use of 3-D applications.

JAIN Technology Day
August 26, McLean, Virginia

Sun and several JAIN Community members are sponsoring a free, full day seminar on August 26 at the Sun office in McLean, VA, focusing on how Java technology is moving into the world of communications. Topics include performance-oriented Java platforms, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology, presence, instant messaging, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and call processing.

Sun Tech Days Agenda for Seattle Event
September 4-5, 2003

This two-day event in early September offers sessions from the Sun Code Camp program such as Developing Real World Services using Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) and Developing Wireless Applications using MIDP 2.0, WMA and MMA. There will be a Java Jacket giveaway and sponsor pavilion, case studies and sponsor demonstrations.

Software Development Conference and Expo
September 15-18, Boston, Massachusetts

The Software Development Conference and Expo, designed to offer attendees critical business development training, will be held September 15-18, in Boston. The event aims to provide useful information on how to increase productivity through the addition of best practices, quality design and proven management techniques to a software application.

CardTech/SecurTech ID
September 8-10, Arlington, Virginia

An upcoming conference on the vulnerabilities of uniform, tamper-proof ID systems and data sharing will be offered by CardTech/SecurTech. The event will address a range of issues from the Common Access Card to the improvement of border and passenger security. The conference, "Building Trust Through Identification Technologies," will be held September 8-10, in Arlington, VA.

Web Services Edge 2003 West Conference
September 30 - October 2, Santa Clara, California

The Web Services Edge 2003 West conference aims to offer attendees a full range of keynote speakers and technology program sessions. Sun's Java University will be just one of the features, offering code-level training from experts. The event will be held in Santa Clara, CA, from September 30 to October 2.

16th Annual Microprocessor Forum
October 13-16, San Jose, California

As the microprocessor industry accelerates at a tremendous pace, despite weak economic conditions, the 16th annual Microprocessor Forum (MPF) aims to be the premier venue to gauge industry trends and meet key industry players. The forum will be held October 13-16, in San Jose, California.

Prevent Server Crashes Caused by Insufficient Disk Space
The Benefits of Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite Software

Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite software maximizes storage network investments and increases operational efficiencies with management capabilities that are flexible, intuitive and proactive and are built on standard Web technology. Features and benefits include proactive management of application availability and storage service levels.

Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 Base Units Transitioned
DLT8000 Drive Option for Sun StorEdge L1000 Tape Library EOL

Sun is transitioning the DLT8000, SDLT 220 and DLT/SDLT HVD technology for the Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 tape libraries. There is no direct replacement. Also being transitioned is the DLT8000 drive option for the Sun StorEdge L1000 tape library. The last order date is October 31, 2003. The DLT8000 Flexipack is also being transitioned.

Version Control Systems and Sun ONE Studio 5, Standard Edition
Sun White Paper

Sun's recent white paper, "Using Version Control Systems With Sun ONE Studio 5, Standard Edition," tries to provide a comprehensive description of how to manage Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications and Web service applications using the Version Control System (VCS) integration facility. Sun ONE Studio was formerly known as Forte for Java.

"Mixing C and C++ Code in the Same Program" Article

Developers wishing to combine C and C++ code in their programs can find a valuable resource at The article "Mixing C and C++ Code in the Same Program," by Stephen Clamage, Sun ONE Studio Solaris Tools Development Engineering, provides helpful tips, solutions to common problems and information on portability issues.

Improve Application Performance with Sun ONE Studio Performance Tools
Performance Counters in UltraSPARC III Cu Processors

To improve the performance of your application, use the Sun ONE Studio Performance Tools to identify events such as the number of times a floating point operation was completed or the number of cycles that the processor was waiting for data from memory. Darryl Gove, Compiler Performance Engineering Group, Sun, presents a how-to on the Sun Developer Web site that explains how to use hardware performance counters of the UltraSPARC III Cu with the Sun ONE Studio Performance Tools.

Maintenance Updates for Two Sun Open Net Environment Security Vulnerabilities
Source Code Exposed, Passwords Possibly Decrypted

Sun has released maintenance updates for two vulnerabilities in certain Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) products. They involve the Sun ONE Application Server (formerly iPlanet Application Server) software 6.5 and Sun ONE Web Server (formerly iPlanet Web Server) and allow source code to be seen or allow data to be decrypted.

Preferred Practices: Sun Fire 15K and Sun Fire 12K Servers
Maintaining a Successful Implementation

If you have a Sun Fire 15K server or a Sun Fire 12K server, the Sun BluePrints document by Lee Lustig of Sun Professional Services offers preferred practices to quickly reference while planning an implementation and to successfully manage and maintain the server environment. Topics covered include dynamic reconfiguration, physical environment details, system controller and more.

Reference Site for Installing Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition) on Multiple Machines
BIOS Issues, Partitioning Hard Disk Drives and More

For a resource on installing multiple operating systems on an x86 machine, specifically how the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) can coexist with other operating systems on a single x86 machine, see Mariusz Zynel's Web site, "Multi-booting Solaris and other operating systems." Two variants of installation are discussed: multiple operating systems on a single hard disk drive and on separate hard disk drives.

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