Alliances and Sun JavaTM Systems
Sun alliances highlight this week's issue as the company contributes
its expertise toward the Enterprise Grid Alliance , signs 21 new
OEM agreements  and approves Java.com to be showcased for
Vodafone live! .
Announcements from the iForceSM Partner Summit 2004 include the
iForce Partner Excellence Awards , .
Sun and Oracle achieved a record benchmark with the SPECjAppServer2002, resulting in best
price/performance . And, Sophos PureMessage is integrated with Sun
JavaTM System Messaging Server .
Other Sun JavaTM articles target development tools, featuring key
aspects of the Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8
, early access release of the Sun Java Studio Creator 
and a tutorial on Sun Java Studio Creator IDE .
- Version 2.0.4 of the Apache Tomcat mod_jk2 Web server connector is available with multiple enhancements .
- Guidelines on how to design JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 Web application .
- Education: Sun's dedication to higher learning is evident at Saint Louis University , University of Notre Dame , Tokyo University  and University of Hull .
Free and Open Source S/W
Sphinx-4 Propels Speech Technology Advancements with Open Source
Sun Labs Lead Speech Recognition Initiative
Sphinx-4 is a collaborative, open source project aspiring toward a
state-of-the-art continuous speech, speaker independent recognition
engine. The brainchild of Sun Labs and research partners Carnegie
Mellon University, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs and Hewlett
Packard, Sphinx-4 has evolved over the past three generations adding
flexibility, modularity, and a framework for universal speech models.
MozManual: An Introductory Guide to Mozilla and its Features
Navigator Browser, Mail, Address Book and Other Features Highlighted
First time users of the Mozilla browser in a corporate, educational or
enterprise environment will find MozManual provides key information on
Mozilla's basic features like Navigator (Web browser), mail and
newsgroups (email client), address book, Composer (Web page editor) and
ChatZilla. This 55-page manual is a quick overview based on Mozilla
Apache Tomcat 5.0
2.0.4 Tomcat mod_jk2 Web Server Connector Released
Tomcat is the reference implementation of a Web application server
that implements the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages
(JSP) specifications. Version 2.0.4 of the Apache Tomcat mod_jk2
Web server connector has been released.
"Struts Survival Guide: Basics to Best Practices"
Tips, Strategies, Best Practices for Struts-based Application Design and Development
This guide is receiving rave reviews for being a highly organized,
well-written book that covers tips, strategies and best practices for
Struts-based application design and development. With a developer's
perspective in mind, authors Srikanth Shenoy and Nithin Mally outline
Struts architecture and basics before moving onto more
"Network Security Assessment"
Learn How to Protect Against Past, Present and Future Attacks
This book takes a methodical approach to identifying and assessing risks
in computer networks. Chris McNab, who is a self-proclaimed former teen
hacker, offers an efficient testing model that network administrators
can adopt and apply to create defensive strategies to protect their
systems from known and future threats.
Fast-Track Approach to Mastering Eclipse
Steve Holzner has written a guide for developers interested in a
fast-track approach to mastering Eclipse. This hands-on book delivers
clear and concise coverage with tightly focused topics covering all
aspects of Eclipse. Hundreds of techniques are outlined from the most
basic development of Java technology through creating plug-in
"Designing J2EE 1.4 Web Applications"
Guidelines for Using the Java Adventure Builder Reference Application
With Web Services now an integral part of the Java 2 Platform,
Enterprise Edition v.1.4 (J2EE platform) Software Development Kit
(J2EE 1.4 SDK), developers now need to decide on the most appropriate
way to implement a Web Services client, whether that be to use Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC), the
Java Message Service (JMS) API, J2EE Connector architecture or RMI-IIOP. "Designing J2EE 1.4 Web
Applications" provides some guidance.
Mobile Phone Development and Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Courses
Develop Mobile Phone Applications, Learn Advanced Proficiency with J2ME
Sun is offering two courses on mobile phone and Java 2 Platform,
Micro Edition (J2ME platform) technologies: "Developing Mobile
Phone Applications With J2ME Technology" and "J2ME and Mobile Phone
JDBC RowSet Implementations 1.0 Now Available for Download
Standardizes Key RowSet Implementations
The new JDBC RowSet Implementations 1.0 specification is now available
for download. Developed through the Java Community Process
(JCP), the specification provides Web developers with a richer
environment for manipulating disconnected tabular data and a robust SPI
for data synchronization.
Take the Free Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services Beta Exam
Register Now and Take the Exam Before May 23, 2004
Take a free beta version of the new Sun Certified Developer for Java
Web Services exam. The first 400 candidates will receive free vouchers.
Candidates who pass the exam receive a full certification kit.
New Product Marketplace
Vitria:BusinessWare 4.2 Offers Support for Linux, Solaris Operating System
Offers Enhanced Flexibility in Addition to a Choice of OS Support
Vitria:BusinessWare 4.2, the most recent release of the business
integration platform, now offers extended platform support for Linux,
Windows 2003 and the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The
solution also provides enhanced flexibility in addition to the choice of OS
Cape Clear Software's Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) Editor
Free Solution Helps to Simplify SOA Development
A free service-oriented architecture (SOA) editor is currently
available for download from Cape Clear Software. The SOA Editor offers
programmers a graphical environment that is capable of simplifying the
creation of standards-based Web Services, which can be deployed into an
SOA-based architecture. The solution runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows
and the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Oridus and Chunghwa Telecom Collaborate
Pair will Promote an Interactive Web-conferencing Solution
The cross-platform enterprise collaboration software solutions
provider, Oridus Inc., is teaming up with Chunghwa Telecom to promote
new and interactive Web-conferencing solutions available to customers
conducting business in Asia and throughout the world.
New Menlo AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit
Solution Offers a VPN Toolkit for Linux, BSD and Solaris Operating System
With Menlo AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit, device designers can integrate
remote security solutions based on SSL technology. The Toolkit can
in a variety of devices, including access routers, firewalls, content
switches, intrusion prevention devices and wireless access points that
operate on Linux, Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) or BSD.