Really Simple Sydication and Web Communication -- What Does the Future Hold?
An Interview with XML Pioneer Tim Bray
Tim Bray, director of Web Technologies in the office of Sun's software
CTO, was earlier one of the three editors of the XML 1.0 specification
and the author of the first XML parser. His current responsibilities at
Sun involve incorporating blogging software and content syndication
based on the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) format into Sun's software
line. He spoke with Janice J. Heiss about this development.
Jon Bosak Champions Universal Business Language
Not a Panacea Exactly, but a Solution that will Certainly Work
Jon Bosak believes in standards, which is good, because guiding
universal business language (UBL) through the halls of the standards
world is one of the biggest tasks facing this acknowledged father of
Once a "Social Movement," It's now Sun vs. RedHat
Jonathan Schwartz on the Changing Linux Marketplace
The tide has turned for Sun, as Jonathan Schwartz sees things. The
Linux market, which was once populated by enough vendors to create "a
blizzard of `distros,'" finds one principal competitor left standing,
RedHat Linux. The earlier Linux market, which Schwartz characterizes as
a "social movement," one that stemmed from a mutual commitment to open
source, is now a matter of business and competition. The playing field
has been leveled.
Lend a Hand to LeafySeadragon: Cetacean Human Network
In Other Words, Help Save the Whales (and Dolphins and Porpoises)
Dana Nourie and Serge Masse report on an intriguing open source
project, Leafy SeaDragon, a system designed for cetacean
research that will create a worldwide Internet-based listening and
two-way acoustics interaction system between cetaceans and humans.
There is much development work to be done, and the authors invite your
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.
COMDEX Korea 2004
August 16-19, Seoul, Korea
COMDEX Korea 2004 is coming up soon, August 16-19, in fact. The first
three days of the conference will be closed to the public, and
events will focus on activating the digital industry and the marketing
promotion of IT industry; creating a flourishing business atmosphere;
and enhancing exhibitor competitiveness through information sharing.
PeopleSoft Connect 2004
September 20-24, San Francisco, CA
PeopleSoft Connect 2004 is the only user conference that gives you a
complete offering of sessions for all three PeopleSoft product
families: PeopleSoft Enterprise, PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne, or
PeopleSoft World. Save the dates, September 20-24, in San Francisco.
October 19Â–22, Denver, CO
EDUCAUSE 2004 Annual is being billed as the premier IT event in higher
education. This year's theme is, IT From a Higher Vantage Point. The
conference is set for October 19-22 in Denver, Colorado.
Clipper Group Analyst Sees Sun as Meeting Data Center Management Challenge
Renewed Commitment to SPARC, Opteron Promises Much for the Future
According to David Reine, analyst for The Clipper Group, the really
hard part of an IT director's job is picking an IT mix that will be
right for both the day the center goes online and for the demands it
will face in the future. Sun has made the job easier with the release
of its new UltraSPARC IV processor-based servers and the entries in
its x86 product family, Reine says.
Sun Microsystems Finance Zero Percent Lease
24-month Leases on Sun Fire, Netra, Sun StorEdge Products
Sun Microsystems Finance now offers a zero percent lease to users
wishing to acquire the latest Netra, Sun Fire and Sun
StorEdge systems. Running through December 31, 2004, the zero
percent lease allows you to choose the Sun technology solution of your choice with no
interest or finance charges for 24 months.
Data Center Availability Features for High-End Servers: Sun BluePrints OnLine
The Role of System Management Services 1.4.1 Software
In his Sun BluePrints OnLine article "Data Center Availability
Features for High-End Servers," Vasant Butala describes the System
Management Services (SMS) 1.4.1 software features that enhance high-end
server availability. The article applies in particular to the Sun
Fire E20k, E25K, 12K and 15K servers.
Earthquake Kit for Sun Fire 6800 Server Gives NEBS 4 Protection
Now Factory Installable by Sun Customer Ready Systems
The Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) Group can now factory
install the rack earthquake restraint kit for the Sun Fire 6800
server, giving users in active earthquake areas NEBS zone 4 earthquake
standards with their Sun Fire 6800 servers when correctly mounted to
Free and Open Source S/W
JBoss Application Server Successfully Completes Compatibility Tests
Solution Assesses Compatibility with Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Specifications
JBoss has become the first company to support an application server
that is completely Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
version 1.4 compatible. The J2EE Compatibility Test Suite, from Sun
Microsystems, is designed to be a comprehensive test suite for
assessing compatibility with J2EE technology specifications.
Nokia Selects the NetBeans Platform
Platform will Help Offer a Solution for Managing Mobile Networks and End-user Services
Nokia has chosen the NetBeans platform based on several of its key
features. The Nokia NetAct will make use of the technology's
plug-and-play concept, windowing system, active development and swing
compatibility. Nokia NetAct offers customers a complete solution for
managing mobile networks and end-user services.
Trilogy Software Engineer Releases EMMA
Open Source Java Technology Testing Toolkit
A software engineer at Trilogy, a provider of industry-specific enterprise software and
services, is releasing EMMA, an open source Java technology
coverage tool designed to offer customers a toolkit that is
lightweight, flexible and quick. The tool should stimulate the use of
testing in Java technology development as well as the overall quality