Jonathan Schwartz Throws Down the Gauntlet at LinuxWorld
Takes on HP and IBM over Middleware Costs, Indemnification
The tack Sun took at LinuxWorld was announced beforehand
by Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of the software group at
Sun, in an interview with InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill. Sun,
Schwartz said, would take on IBM and HP for their deficient Linux
Making the Business Case for Adopting the Solaris 9 Operating System
Reliability, Binary Compatibility, Security Highlighted
The "Solaris 9 System Administrator's Evaluation Guide" covers
installation of the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS), new
features, the volume manager, directory services and more. The appendix
provides business reasons for adopting the Solaris 9 OS to help make
the case to management for the OS. This article focuses on the business
Sun Services Updates Network Identity Consulting Services
Offering Ranges from Introduction to Implementation
Sun Services has produced updates to its consulting services for
identity management. The three-fold service comprises a two-day
Architecture Workshop for Network Identity Service, a two week Quick
Start for Network Identity Services and a two-month Architecture
Roadmap for Network Identity Services. The scope of this offer extends from introduction to implementation of a network
Sun Adds Interoperability Support to Its SunSpectrum Support Offerings
Gives Customers Access To Over 85 Vendors Of Collaborative
Sun has added interoperability support as a feature of its SunSpectrum
Platinum, SunSpectrum Gold and Sun Software Premium Support
programs. It is available only as part of the above programs.
Students' Wireless Applications Dazzle Judges, Industry Leaders at WJJ
Java Enabled Mobile Phones Become a Palette for Innovations
The 2nd Wireless Java Jam (WJJ) held in Singapore gave students the
chance to present their latest innovations in wireless Java
applications to industry leaders. With over three months to prepare,
the students demonstrated their creations including games, educational,
lifestyle and enterprise applications for Java-enabled mobile phones.
PayCircle/Parlay Co-Brand Mobile Web Services Spec
Consolidation of Mobile Payment Infrastructure a Move Toward Future
The international consortium PayCircle/Parlay has co-branded its
specification for mobile Web Services with the JPay API. The JPay API
is the result of a corresponding Java Specification Request
(JSR182), which defines an API to process payments between a Payment
Service Provider (PSP) and a merchant. Sun is a PayCircle board member.
WORA - Soul of Java Platform
Bill Shannon Shares His Insights on the J2EE
The soul of the Java platform is Write Once, Run Anywhere due
to its 100 percent portability and its universal compatibility with
application servers running on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
(J2EE platform), according to Bill Shannon, Sun engineer and
architect of the J2EE.
Java 3D API 1.3.1 Download
For Creating 3-D Graphics Applications
The Java 3D API enables the creation of three-dimensional graphics
applications and Internet-based 3-D applets. It provides high-level
constructs for creating and manipulation 3-D geometry and building the
structures used in rendering that geometry. Version 1.3.1 offers
enhancements in rendering, texture and appearance functionality.
2004 Web Services on Wall Street
February 3-4, New York City
The 2004 Web Services on Wall Street event will focus on core
technologies for the financial services sector that increase
efficiency, scalability and resilience. Sun will lead a session on
Java Web Services. Speakers from Sun include Nigel Woodward, global
manager for the securities and capital markets, and Rima Patel, a member of
the technical staff.
Webinar on RFID: Missing Product Means Missing Time and Money
February 4, Online
Sun and Vizional will be presenting a Webinar entitled, "Missing
Product Means Missing Time and Money" on Wednesday, February 4th, from
1-2 p.m. EST (10-11 a.m. PST). This event will focus on business
concerns regarding radio frequency identification (RFID).
Network Computing 04-Q1 Events
February 10 and 11, Online Webcasts
Sun's Network Computing (NC) quarterly launch for Q4 01 include an online keynote and press conference on Tuesday February 10 and a chance to talk
to Sun's Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Tolliver on Wednesday February 11.
2004 InfiniBand Developers' Conference
February 16, San Francisco, CA
The focus of the Developers' Conference hosted by the InfiniBand Trade
Association (IBTA) will be on a new technology development by the IBTA
to increase the performance capability of the interconnect technology
beyond its current limit of 30 Gbps per direction. The conference will
be held February 16 in San Francisco, CA.
AIIM 2004: Content Management Event
March 8-10, New York City
AIIM 2004, an event focusing on enterprise content management, will be
held March 8-10 in New York City. Exhibitors include Sun, IBM, Merant,
Adobe Systems, Artesia Technologies, HDS, Xerox and others.
COMDEX Saudi Arabia 2004
March 14-17, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The COMDEX event to be held in Saudi Arabia will be in Jeddah on March
14-17. In the past, this B2B event has drawn over 18,000
qualified, professional trade visitors to meet, discuss and make vital
technological decisions with technology specialists, channel distributors
and IT vendors.
Sun Java Studio 5, Mobile Edition Early Access Program
Sign Up to Test and Assess the IDE
Sun is seeking feedback for its Sun Java Studio 5, Mobile
Edition Early Access Program (formerly Sun ONE Studio 5, Mobile
Edition software). The early access program provides Sun customers and
technology partners a preview of the next release of Sun's Java IDE
optimized for creating applications for Java technology-enabled mobile
devices using the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
Integration of the BEA WebLogic Server with Sun Java Studio Standard
Developing, Deploying and Debugging an Enterprise JavaBeans Technology-based Web Service
A recent Sun technical article examines how a reader can develop,
deploy and debug a basic Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
technology-based Web Service with Sun Java Studio Standard 5 update
1 and BEA WebLogic Server 8.1.
"Getting Started with MIDP 2.0"
Learn How to Develop Applications for MIDP 2.0 Devices
The "Getting Started with MIDP 2.0" learning path aims to guide users
through resources in a carefully considered order, to more quickly and
confidently learn how to develop applications for MIDP 2.0 devices. The
learning path is developed in five sections: Basics, the Big Picture,
User Interface, Networking and Optional Packages.
Archive Resources for Developers of Web Services
Java Web Services Developer Packs
Sun provides some older product and technology releases to developers
for problem resolution. The technologies available in the archives
include Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.2, 1.1 and 1.0_01,