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An Inside Look at Tiger
Lead Architect for J2SE 5.0 Shares Insights into this Latest Platform
Graham Hamilton, Sun Fellow and lead architect for Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 is excited about the future of the Java platform and what it will bring to the developer community. In a recent interview, Hamilton outlined six major themes that characterize Tiger.
Competitors Better Get Ready for the Pain
Schwartz Explains Sun's Margin-negative Model

Painful competition - that is how Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz describes the company's current marketing strategy characterized by a margin-negative model that makes its solutions irresistible to customers. Speaking at the Net@Work conference in Carlsbad, CA, Schwartz said this strategy places pressure on competing hardware platforms.

Maverick Powers Up in Texas
One-of-a-Kind Remote Terascale Visualization Supercomputer

The UltraSPARC-based supercomputer with 3D visualization capability, known as Maverick, is set to go live with the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid to provide compute power, storage resources and visualization to researchers, scientists and engineers nationwide. Maverick will accelerate large-scale data analysis and remote terascale visualization.

Top Articles of Sun's Fiscal Q1: July, August, Sept
Vol 77, 78 and 79

At the start of each calendar quarter, we list the most popular articles of the previous quarter. We use the frequency with which articles are displayed on the Web site as the basis of determining popularity.

You will see the range of topics represented by the popular articles is quite broad.

Java Technology - Latest Roadie with mtvU
Connecting College Students with Java Powered Products, Web Site
College students will be jamming with the latest in Java technology this fall as the 2004 mtvU Road Trip Tour and campus VJ search kick off its annual college outreach program with Sun. Joining the road crew, Sun plans on connecting college students to Java Powered products and the Java marketplace -
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The Tiger Has Been Let Loose
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0 Hits the Market

General availability of Sun's Tiger, also known as the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0, offers developers ease of use, overall performance and scalability, system monitoring and management, and rich client desktop development. Noted as the most significant upgrade to the Java platform, this release features advanced capabilities for the language and platform.

"Cross-Referencing HTML the Tiger Way"
Xref and J2SE 5.0 Simplify Methods

Now that the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 is available, developers everywhere are interested in learning how to incorporate this platform's features into their applications. An article on the Sun Developer Network Site addresses this interest by explaining how to cross-reference HTML documents and utilize new capabilities of the J2SE 5.0.

"Java Threads, 3rd Edition"
New Thread-related Classes with J2SE 5.0 Covered
Authors Scott Oaks and Henry Wong explain how the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 not only maintains the simplicity of Java-technology's threading system, but also adds a large number of new thread-related classes that make the task of writing multithreaded programs even easier.
Java Live Hosts New Language Features in J2SE 5.0
Chat with Core Java Team Members on October 12th

The Sun Developer Network Chat Sessions is hosting a Java Live chat on the new language features of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0. Get the latest on metadata annotation, generics and other language enhancements by chatting with three members of the core Java team.

Solaris 10 OS Training Courses
Certification Exams, Free Web-based Course and More

Eagerly awaiting the official release of Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), many developers and system administrators are anxious to become proficient in this platform's latest capabilities. Due to this demand, Sun is offering several training courses and announced plans for upcoming certification exams specifically for Solaris 10 OS.

Learn How to Utilize Solaris 10 OS Capabilities
Solaris Zones, N1 Grid Container Technology Highlighted

An article on the Sun BigAdmin Web site offers a hands-on demonstration of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) utilizing Solaris Zones and the N1 Grid Container technology in an everyday situation. Author Angel Camacho's methodology is easy to follow with clear guidelines on equipment, prerequisites and steps necessary to complete this process.

Take the Solaris 10 OS Challenge
Win a 32-inch, Flat-screen, Plasma HDTV

Sun is enticing innovative developers to create undiscovered possibilities for the Solaris 10 Operating System's (Solaris OS) DTrace or Solaris N1 Grid Containers. Four separate competitions are up for the challenge - DTrace Performance Challenge, DTrace Creative Challenge, N1 Grid Containers Utilization Challenge and N1 Grid Containers Creative Challenge.

Cost Effective Speech Solutions for Solaris ( x86 Platform Edition)
NeXusPoint 6.4 Reduces Call Center Overhead by Over 500 Percent

Sun and VoiceGenie Technologies, Inc. have developed a solution that can reduce call center overhead by more than 500 percent per call. The NeXusPoint 6.4 is VoiceGenie's latest VoiceXML 2.0 certified platform release that supports the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) for Sun's AMD Opteron processor-based and Intel Xeon processor-based systems.

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