Schwartz Declares Java Technology "On Fire!"
Cites $120 Billion Economy, New Markets, Innovations as Fueling the Flames
Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz's keynote address at the 2004
JavaOne Conference defined Java technology as the soon-to-be
"de facto standard for the worldwide network." Schwartz's opening speech,
delivered to the world's largest Java technology developer and partner conference,
touched on Sun's latest product releases and strategic developments.
McNealy Discusses Red Hat, Microsoft and Java Technology
Sun CEO Reaffirms Java is Everywhere
Red Hat and Microsoft were formally invited by Sun Chairman and CEO
Scott McNealy to join the Java Community Process during his keynote
speech at the 2004 JavaOne Conference, and he stated that greater
things would be made possible for the community with these two
companies as active participants.
Sun's Future Goals Regarding Tools, Microsoft and Research
Gosling Shares His Thoughts
Deemed the father of Java programming language, Dr. James Gosling
spoke with Janice J. Heiss recently about his work as Chief Technology
Officer of Sun's Developer Products group, his views on the
Sun-Microsoft Agreement and his current research project entitled Jackpot.
Ireland's Largest Banking and Financial Services Organization Selects Sun
Sun Java Desktop System Makes Business Sense to Allied Irish Bank
Allied Irish Bank (AIB) will transition all of its branch staff in the
Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom to the Sun
Java Desktop System in 2005, making it the largest financial
services enterprise deal for this Sun product.
Sun Java System
Sun Java Studio Creator 2004Q2 New Configurations
Available as a Sun Developer Network Subscription
The Sun Java Studio Creator is currently available as a part of the
Sun Developer Network (SDN) subscriptions program. This marks the
first commercial release of the Java development environment for
the corporate developer marketplace. The SDN is available in both a
standard and professional configuration.
"Java Studio Creator Field Guide"
Book Looks at the Next Generation Tool, Formerly Known as Project Rave
In the "Java Studio Creator Field Guide," authors Paul Anderson and
Gail Anderson take a look at the next generation tool, formerly known
as Project Rave, for Java technology application development. The book
aims to allow readers to spend less time on "plumbing," and more time
on tasks of higher value.
Sun and iWay Software to Provide Integration Adapter Solutions
Intelligent Integration Adapters for Sun Java Enterprise System
Sun is partnering with iWay Software to deliver intelligent integration
adapters to Sun Java Enterprise System customers. As part of the
contract, iWay Software will provide optimized adapters for
connectivity to mission-critical back-end systems using the Sun
Java System Application Server 7 or 8.
Sun Java System Identity Server and ISVs Integrate for Identity Library
Short Development Cycles, Consistent Identity, Web Access Safeguards Result from Effort
The Identity Library ISVs details the integrations of the Sun Java
System Identity Server (formerly Sun ONE Identity Server) and
Independent Software Vendors' products (ISVs). From Oracle to
PeopleSoft to SAP, this library can assist in shortening development
cycles, ensuring identity consistency and safeguarding accesses to Web
and other resources.
Java Dynamic Management Kit Released in Version 5.1 for J2SE Platform
Enables Building Secure, Interoperable Monitoring, Management Applications
Version 5.1 of the Java Dynamic Management Kit (JDMK) provides a set of Java classes and tools, allowing easy development of
secure monitoring and management solutions based on the Java Management
Extensions (JMX) Specifications and on the SNMP standards. This minor
release, which is fully compatible with the previous JDMK 5.0 major
release, updates the product functionality by providing support for the
latest set of JMX Specifications.
Merging PDF Files in Linux Without Adobe Acrobat
Try Using Ghostscript, joinPDF or pdfmeld
Scott Nesbitt addresses the issue of combining multiple files from
diverse sources into a single PDF file in Linux, which lacks the
facility that Adobe Acrobat provides both Windows and MacOS. Nesbitt
reviews three Linux command line utilities, Ghostscript, joinPDF and
pdfmeld, which he finds bridge the gap nicely.
"A Primer for Aspect-Oriented Programming in Java"
Will AOP Displace Object-Oriented Programming? Maybe Not.
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) has attracted enough enthusiasts that
some developers consider the model a successor to object-oriented
programming (OOP). Not so fast, suggests Tim Stevens in his informIT
article "A Primer for Aspect-Oriented Programming in Java."
"Better, Faster, Lighter Java" by Bruce Tate and Justin Gehtland
Don't Overlook the Simpler, Possibly Better Solution
Unless you are a developer or programmer in Java programming language
who is working on problems involving huge enterprise frameworks, there
may be better tools for you to use than BEA WebLogic, JBoss or
WebSphere. "Better, Faster, Lighter Java" considers the alternatives.
Education and Research
Stanford University Creates Architectural Model of Information Services
Sun Provides IT Infrastructure for World Class Archival Solutions
The Stanford University Libraries/Academic Information Resources
(SUL/AIR) administration recognized early on that its collection was
shifting from an assemblage of controllable analog information to an
uncontrolled but flexible assemblage of digital information. In
response, the Stanford Center of Excellence for Knowledge Management
was created to provide a unified architectural view of information
Oxford University Theoretical Physics Department Picks Sun, Streamline Computing
Consolidates Three Outdated Legacy Systems, Updates Desktops
When Lory Rice, computer manager of the theoretical physics
sub-department at Oxford University, came on the scene in 1995, he
found an inefficient and disconnected IT infrastructure that was
entirely inadequate to the job required of it. The Sun/Streamline
Computing solution that replaced it, at Rice's direction, now enables
the department to meet its computing obligations in a way that was
impossible ten years ago.
University of Maryland University College Turns to Sun, PeopleSoft Solution
Consolidates Three Legacy Systems onto One UltraSPARC System
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) -- the world's
largest online university, offering 500 courses to students in 28
countries -- has launched plans to consolidate its three disparate
legacy systems onto a single Sun UltraSPARC system running its
PeopleSoft implementation to host its financial, HR and student
Idaho Schools Consolidate 17 Legacy Systems on Sun IT Infrastructure
System Provides Administrative Support, Resources; Enables NCLB Compliance
The State of Idaho until recently had 17 separate student information
systems in use. Most of these were incompatible. A Sun IT
infrastructure has enabled Idaho to create the Idaho Student
Information Management System (ISIMS), which provides resources for
students, teachers, administrators and parents while creating a
mechanism for the state to comply with the mandates of No Child Left
Java Desktop Network Components API Released as Open Source Project
Sun Invites Developer Community to Help Shape this New Technology
The newly released Java Desktop Network Components (JDNC)
application programming interface (API) is available to the community
as an open source project. Amy Fowler, technical lead for the JDNC
project, explained to JDJ News Desk that Sun hopes to enlist the
developer community in shaping the API to serve the needs of that
community as completely as possible.
Sun Offers Two New Certification Programs
Mobile Application Developer for J2ME and Developer for Java Web Services
Sun has added two new certification offerings to its learning and
certification programs that now include seven career paths encompassing
all three Java technology platforms: Sun Certified Mobile
Application Developer for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition
(J2ME) and the Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services.
JavaServer Faces v.1.0 Specification, Reference Implementation
Final Release Ready for Download
JavaServer Faces v1.0 Specification and JavaServer Faces v1.0
Reference Implementation are available for download, along with the
JavaServer Faces Tutorial.
"Java Reflection in Action"
Sharpen Programming Skills for More Effective Application Design
Design flexible applications that are easily modified and updated.
"Java Reflection in Action" starts with the basics and gradually builds
a complete understanding of the language. Authors Ira and Nate Forman
supplement the basics with reflective concepts illustrated with many
short examples that are useful for real-world applications.