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Sun Outshines IBM and HP When It Comes to Investment Protection
"Systemness" Is the Key

Sun's approach to IT infrastructure helps users reduce cost, complexity, and disruption throughout the lifecycle of their business solutions while it also protects critical IT investments better than either IBM or HP.

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Sun IT Infrastructure Enhances the Online Experience

The Web site of the National Hockey League (NHL) has a new look, due in large part to an infusion of IT infrastructure elements from Sun Microsystems. The NHL uses its heavily-visited site to extend key functionality around waivers to the media, NHL staffers, team managers and the NHL Players Association. In addition, the NHL now offers its fans such additional services as wireless access, up-to-date scores and league news.

Semi-finalists in Petaflops Supercomputer Derby Aim for 2006 Finish Line
Sun, Cray and IBM Jockey for Position in DARPA Race
Sun, Cray and IBM are pitting three distinct technologies against each other in the competition for a petaflops supercomputer, one that will perform quadrillions of floating point calculations per second. This race began in 2002 with five contestants and now has three, whose competing designs are intensifying in speed and piquing interest.
Java Technology
Free Download of Sun Java Application Server Standard Edition 7 2004Q2
Includes Improvements in Quality, Performance, Serviceability

Sun offers a free download of the Sun Java System Application Server Standard Edition 7 2004Q2, which updates Sun Java System Application Server Standard Edition 7. The new version is Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) compliant and comes with a variety of new features.

Taking the Work out of Developing an Online Software Help System
Qusay Mahmoud Shows How with the JavaHelp System

Until recently, Java technology developers have had to create their own help systems from scratch for each platform their applications were designed to run on. Qusay H. Mahmoud shows how the JavaHelp System can take the time, cost and effort out of this process with his tutorial on how to use the solution.

Java Programming Language Skills Running Hot
Demand for Java Practitioners Leads Job Openings at 8.5 Percent

According to Ambit-JOBNET Trend, Java programming language skills are in demand with Java technology cited most often as a prerequisite for job placement. Figures from the recruiter find the need for Java technology experts is at 8.5 percent of IT roles. IT trends suggest a move toward Swing, Servlets and APIs.

Free and Open Source S/W
New Open Source Development Suite Distribution: OpenEnterpriseX
Comprehensive and Standards Based for Java Technology and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition

OpenEnterpriseX is designed to be a free, open source Java technology / Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform) development suite distribution that is both comprehensive and standards based. The solution is used to build enterprise applications, and is based on open source Web servers, containers, frameworks, utilities, database and IDE editor.

Open Letter Calls for Public Web Services Addressing Specification
Eleven Companies Submit the Letter to the W3C Open Web Services Mailing List

An open letter calling for quicker standards convergence and the creation of a public Web Services Addressing specification recently appeared on the open Web Services mailing list for the W3C. The W3C Advisory Committee members involved with the sending of the letter include: Arjuna, CycloneCommerce, Enigmatec, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Iona, NEC, Nokia, Oracle, SeeBeyond and Sun.

"Professional Apache Tomcat 5"
Comprehensive Coverage of All the Latest Features
System administrators and Java technology developers can learn how to install, configure, and run the Tomcat server in this new book. Authors Vivek Chopra, Amit Bakore, Jon Eaves, Ben Galbraith, Sing Li and Chanoch Wiggers focus on solving real-world problems encountered in all phases of server administration.
The New NetBeans Governance Board
Voting will Last Until June 16
The NetBeans project has a related governance board which oversees irresolvable disputes that occur between individuals. The board is made up of three people who serve six month terms.
Combined Expertise Results in VoIP Solution with Enterprise-Wide Deployment
Release Ideal for Medium to Large Corporations in Multiple Locations
Sun and Lucent Technologies have released the Accelerate Enterprise Solutions providing a comprehensive Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) package designed for medium to large corporations with over 1,000 employees and three or more locations. Sun's networking technology and Lucent's telephony expertise are combined to provide businesses with access to voice and data services from anywhere.
Sun Positions Partners to Offer a One-stop Shop
South Africa Customers Benefit from Shared Experience, Products, Quality

Sun accredited resellers in South Africa provide client support at a local level that helps bring confidence and satisfaction to customers with investment interests. Sun partners in South Africa find this technique empowering in name, creditability and experience. This model offers a one-stop shop for architectural design, supply, installation and maintenance of Sun products.

    8D ECO Java Technology-based Wireless e-Payment Solution
    Sun, 8D Technologies to Develop Strategic Target Markets
    Sun and 8D Technologies will be developing strategic target markets for the 8D ECO Java technology-based wireless e-payment solution. Markets such as M2M (machine-to-machine) applications involving advanced wireless point of sale (POS) systems will be targeted. Sun's worldwide network of clients and developers will be able to access 8D's solutions through Sun's iForce Partner Program.
    Calendar of Events
    Links to Articles on Upcoming Events

    This article is a calendar of upcoming events, with links to the articles about them. Click on the article numbers in the calendar to get more details about the event and how to register.

    Sun HPC Consortium
    June 20-21, Heidelberg, Germany
    This Sun Global Education and Research customer forum focuses on high-end scientific and engineering computing issues and trends. Besides the general program, this summer's consortium will be hosting a day for special interest groups (SIGs) in Computational Biology and Grid and Portal Computing.
    Accelerate Productivity with Sun Java Studio Web Application Framework
    Moderated Chat: June 24, Online

    Craig Conover, Sun staff engineer, Developer Tools, will moderate an online chat on "Accelerating Productivity with the Sun Java Studio Enterprise Web Application Framework" on June 24 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1700 GMT).

    Western Canada Java Software Symposium
    June 25-27, 2004 Calgary, Alberta

    As part of the NoFluffJustStuff series of symposiums, the Western Canada Java Software Symposium promises no sales pitches or marketing fluff, just pure and simple Java technology, including the latest trends, innovations and best practices in Java software application development.

    J2SE 1.5: What to Expect
    Release Features Nearly 100 Updates, 15 Component JSRs

    Calvin Austin highlights the new features of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE platform) 1.5 -- the "Tiger" -- which will contain 15 component JSRs and nearly 100 updates developed through the Java Community Process. Comprehensive information on the changes is available in the release notes guide.

    Java Specification Request Stresses Ease of Use for J2EE 1.5
    Six New Technologies Are Proposed for Inclusion

    Ease of development will be the hallmark of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform) 1.5 release.

    New Release of Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.4
    Also New: Java System Application Server 7, Enterprise Edition.

    Sun has released new versions of two of its most popular solutions: the Java Web Services Developer Pack (Java WSDP) 1.4 and the Sun Java System Application Server 7, Enterprise Edition. It will be available later this month (June, 2004).

    Building a Web Application with Sun Java Studio Enterprise
    Solution Offers Both Tools and Services for Building, Testing Applications
    Ed Ort, Reggie Carey and Craig Conover's Tech Tips article on the Sun Java Studio Enterprise, a developer solution for the Sun Java Enterprise System, illustrates the ease of building a Web application with the solution.
    DTrace: Comprehensive Dynamic Tracing Framework
    Diagnose and Understand a System in Production

    DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework incorporated into the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). This new tool provides a powerful infrastructure to permit administrators, developers and service personnel to concisely answer questions regarding an operating system's and user programs' behavior. A pre-release version is available with the Sun Software Express for Solaris.

    Guide to Integrating Grid Computing with Globus Toolkit Software
    Install, Configure, Integrate, Test with N1 Grid Engine on x86 Platform

    In Sun BluePrints Online Article "Global Grid Connectivity Using Globus Toolkit With Solaris Operating System," authors Chong-Wee Simon See and Gabriel Ghinita explain how to integrate grid computing with Globus Toolkit software for a site using Sun N1 Grid Engine software as a local resource manager.

    "Performing Network Installations Without Using a Local Boot Server"
    Change Boot Media, Create Bootable CD

    Learn how to change the boot media rcS script to perform network installations without a local boot server. Author John S. Howard describes this procedure as well as how to create a bootable CD using the customized startup script found on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) installation media in this Sun BluePrints article.

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