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Sun Goes Back to Its Roots on Wall Street
New Business Unit to Focus on Selling Sun IT Solutions to Financial Services
Computerworld's Lucas Mearian queried Stuart Wells, newly named as Senior VP of Wall Street Technologies at Sun, about the company's renewed efforts to court financial services business.
Sun Labs Shows Off Its Wizardry
Annual Open House Gives Public a Look at Research in Progress

Innovations ranging from supercomputing to sensor technology, storage, security and speech recognition were on display at the annual open house conducted by Sun Labs at the end of July. Ten leading researchers at Sun spoke about their work at Sun Labs while more than 40 demonstrations gave attendees a glimpse of the technological advancements the lab is producing.

Sun Spotlights Implementations Among New and Existing Customers
Pitch to Drive Down Costs Gets Attention Globally

Hundreds of new customers have implemented new Sun solutions, as have many existing Sun customers, all of them convinced that managing IT costs and complexity is the key to delivering greater value to their respective customer base. This article highlights a few of these industry leaders.

Oregon State's College of Oceanic Atmospheric Sciences
Smooth Sailing with Sun Servers

It sounds like the IT ship has come in for the College of Oceanic Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at Oregon State University...the Sun Microsystems ship, that is. Manager Chuck Sears terms the Sun IT solutions COAS has implemented "Nirvana"...if they can scale, that is.

Java Technology
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Popular Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Not Fully Utilized, Says Sun Exec
End-to-end Programming Cited as Untapped Resource

The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) has been identified by many as the platform of choice for today's consumer and embedded devices. However, Sun Consumer and Mobile Systems Group Chief Technical Officer David Rivas believes J2ME's enterprise tools have not been fully exploited by developers, who may not truly understand what this platform offers.

Java Education and Learning Community Applies Java Technology to Learning
java.net Portal is the Door to this Resource

The Java Education and Learning Community provides researchers, teachers, programmers, authors, corporate trainers, administrators, public officials, students and others a place to find, develop and share Java technology-related open source educational tools, open learning standards implementations and open course learning materials.

"Hibernate in Action"
Hibernate Creators Offer an Inside Look at this Open Source Tool
This month, Manning Publications is releasing "Hibernate in Action" to assist Java technology developers everywhere learn how to use this open source tool and alleviate many tedious tasks associated with programming. This 400-page, softbound book is written by Hibernate founder Gavin King and core Hibernate developer team member Christian Bauer.
"Explorer's Guide to Java Open Source Tools"
Overview of Current Major Projects Outlined
Author Michael Nash provides readers with an overview of the most significant open source Java technology projects that are currently available. Nash details how specific projects are designed to fulfill particular programming needs with a focus on the modern component and service-oriented design of each project.
Software
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Sun Studio 9 for Solaris OS and Linux
Significant Improvements in SPARC, Xeon and AMD Performance
Immediate availability of the Linux version of Sun Studio 9 development tools for C, C++ and Fortran was announced by Sun at the LinuxWorld Conference held in San Francisco. Also available for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Sun Studio 9 provides a comprehensive, productive environment for developing scalable 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
eWeek Labs Calls DTrace 'Compelling'
Innovative Features, Functions Outlined

The much anticipated DTrace was recently evaluated by eWeek Labs. Senior Analyst Jason Brooks described it as "one compelling new Solaris component...that opens to developers and system administrators a window onto the workings of the operating system and the applications that run on it."

Tell Sun About Your Experience with Solaris OS and Win an Apple 20 GB iPod
Contest Offers Monthly Drawing to Win Through December 2004
Sun is searching for stories on beloved Solaris Operating Systems (Solaris OS). Send in a minimum of four sentences explaining why you love your Solaris OS, and automatically be entered into a monthly drawing to win an Apple 20 GB iPod, that is a $300 value. Contest will run through December 31, 2004.
Events
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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.

Embedded Software Development Conference
August 17-19, San Jose, CA
The Embedded Software Development Conference, scheduled for August 17-19 in San Jose, California, targets embedded development where it meets the enterprise -- at the operating system and application level. The agenda includes more than 50 classes and tutorials.
CMP XChange 2004
August 15-18, Chicago, IL
The CMP XChange 2004 Conference will take place in Chicago, IL on August 15-18. The keynote speaker is Richard Andersen, Sr., eBay category manager for computers and networking, who will discuss how converting assets into cash on eBay can be a profit center for VARs and SPs and a cost-recovery opportunity for businesses. Sun is a sponsor.
Storage Networking World Europe 2004
September 7-8, Frankfurt Messe, Germany
Infrastructure decision makers who find data volume pushing the storage infrastructure envelope or who are getting increased pressure to deal with data management and business continuity and need to learn more about information lifecycle management will want to attend Storage Networking World-Europe, September 7-8, in Frankfurt Messe, Germany.
Developer
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The New Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.4
An Overview of Features and Integrated Technologies

Qusay H. Mahmoud provides an overview of the new Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.4 (Java WSDP 1.4), noting the numerous features that are part of the latest release.

Optimizing Build Times Using Parallel "make"
Some Recommended Preliminary Steps to Avoid Build Failures

In "Optimizing Build Times Using Parallel `make'," Morgan Herrington demonstrates the value of using the parallel capabilities of the make utility to reduce compile times.

"JUnit Recipes: Practical Methods for Programmer Testing"
Focuses on Using JUnit to Write Object Tests
In "JUnit Recipes: Practical Methods for Programmer Testing," authors J.B. Rainsberger and Scott Stirling offer 137 solutions to a wide range of unit testing problems for the Java programming language.
Sysadmin
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"Creating a Multi-Boot Disk for Machines With AMD Opteron Processors"
Lets User Choose Which of Two or Three Operating Systems to Run at Boot

Craig Winter, in his BigAdmin article "Creating a Multi-Boot Disk for Machines With AMD Opteron Processors" illustrates how the new 64-bit Opteron machines from Sun can be configured to run the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and several distributions of Linux, all from a single internal disk drive.

"Ethernet Autonegotiation Best Practices": Sun BluePrints OnLine
Authors Strongly Suggest Leaving Autonegotiation Enabled

The Sun BluePrints OnLine paper "Ethernet Autonegotiation Best Practices" by Jim Eggers and Steve Hodnett discusses the advantages of using Ethernet autonegotiation when connecting Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps) NICs to network switches, routers and hubs, recommending that users follow Sun's advice to leave Ethernet autonegotiation enabled (default) when connecting devices that are compliant with IEEE 802.3 standards.

Examining the J2EE Policy Agent, Installing It on Oracle Application Server 10g
Protects Hosted J2EE Applications Requiring Various Security Policies

The J2EE Policy Agent is one of the integration points or connectors designed to work with the Sun Java System Access Manager (formerly Sun Java System Identity Server) in protecting Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications in a variety of deployment containers, in this case, one involving Oracle Application Server 10g.

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