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Two New SPARC Processors in the Works
Niagara II and Rock Are in the Pipeline
Sun has begun work on two new SPARC processors, the Niagara II and the Rock, reports Stephen Shankland for CNET News.com. The new Niagara II is geared for lower-end servers and the Rock for high-end applications.
Struggling with AJAX
James Gosling Shares His Take on the Blow-by-blow Process
James Gosling, father of Java technology and CTO of Sun's Developer Products group, shared his views on Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) components and their incorporation into web applications with Darryl K. Taft, eWEEK senior editor in a piece entitled "Gosling Outlines the Trouble With AJAX."
'Conscientious Software': A New Approach to Development
Ron Goldman Shares His Insights with Janice J. Heiss
Ron Goldman is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems Laboratories currently engaged in research with colleague Richard Gabriel on what the pair term "conscientious software," large systems that are robust, stable and capable of managing themselves. Janice J. Heiss spoke with Goldman recently and reported part one of her interview for the Sun Developer Network.
Sun, Fidelity National Develop Financial Services Solution
Aggregates Customer Information from Various Sources
Using customer data integration (CDI) technologies and a service oriented architecture (SOA), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) and Sun Microsystems have developed a solution for the aggregation of banking customer information from a variety of different sources. The application is based on the Sun Java Enterprise System.
Java Technology
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Java BluePrints AJAX Components Early-access Download
Based on JavaServer Faces Technology

Recognizing the increasing popularity of Asynchronous JavaScript with XML (AJAX), Java BluePrints has made an early access set of AJAX components built with JavaServer Faces technology for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 and the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 available for download.

Java Card Platform Specification 2.2.2 Available as Download
Introduces New Features, Includes Backward-compatibility

Java Card technology is the leading open, cross-platform and cross-vendor interoperable platform for smart cards and secure tokens. The Java Card Platform Specification Version 2.2.2 is available for download and introduces several optional additions to the Java Card platform that provide specific support for the latest contactless and ID cards.

Jini Technology Goes to Apache
Sun Hopes Open Source Will Revitalize the Architecture
Jini technology is being revitalized, reports Jim Hurley, community lead for Jini.org, who revealed that Sun Microsystems is handing the architecture over to Apache, making it a more open and accessible technology and eliminating the perception that the Jini Community is a closed society by changing the licensing structure from SCSL to open source.
Sun Center of Excellence Slated for India
Sun Microsystems, Wipro Technologies Sign New Pact
Sun and Wipro Technologies have agreed on plans to establish the first Sun Center of Excellence for the Sun Java Enterprise System in India. With this move, Wipro extends its 17-year-long relationship with Sun. Most recently Wipro became a global migration partner for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
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Oracle Database 10g Release 2 for Solaris 10 on x64 Platforms
Download Release Today
Sun and Oracle customers now have the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 available for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) on the x64 (x86, 64-bit) platform. This release gives customers even more flexibility to choose the type of environment that best fits their needs.
IDC White Paper Examines Sun Studio 11
Explores the Latest Features of this Next-generation of Development Tool
Business factors influencing organizations today in making the right IT decisions range from productivity and performance demands to agility and bottom-line value. These factors are important to businesses when selecting IT solutions. An IDC white paper assesses Sun Studio 11 and how it answers these business needs for C, C++ and Fortran environments.
Sun Studio Debugger: dbx
Interpreting and Fixing Error Messages with this Debugger

Error messages appearing with the Sun Studio debugger dbx could be due to a variety of issues, and Maxim Kartashev with Sun Microsystems Inc. presents a concise rundown on what various dbx error messages mean and how to resolve these issues in a Sun Developer Network article entitled, "Why Can't dbx Find My Function?"

Sun Studio Profile Feedback: Stages and Tips
Using the Feedback-based Optimization Technique

For better application performance, it is prudent to build them with profile feedback. However, having to build applications once to collect profile data and again to use the profile to generate optimal code is often a deterrent. A Sun Developer Article provides tips for easing the time and effort put into profile feedback builds.

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