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JCP Unanimously Approves Java EE 5 Specification
Most Significant Update to the Platform in the Past 7 Years
The Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 specification was unanimously approved by the Java Community Process (JCP) Java EE/SE Executive Committee, Sun announced this month. This latest update of the programming model is the most significant made to the enterprise Java development platform since the launch of J2EE 1.2 in December 1999.
The 2006 JavaOne Conference Gets Underway
Sun's Worldwide Java Developer Conference
The 2006 JavaOne Conference is in full swing this week, running May 16-19 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Some of the highlights include the 2006 device of the show, a tie-in to "Bike to Work Week" and this year's After Dark party.
Java Card 2.2.2 Available
Features Improved Interoperability and Security
Version 2.2.2 of the Java Card platform specification and Java Card development kit is available. New features include improved interoperability for cards with multiple communication interfaces, richer cryptography and security features and biometry support for smart card chip manufacturers, smart card vendors and Java Card platform implementation providers to embed into their products.
Five Years of JXTA Technology
From Prototype to a Leading Open Source Peer-to-peer Technology
It has been five years since Sun launched Project JXTA, a next-generation network computing project that enables easy access to peers and resources on the emerging multidimensional expanded web, along with jxta.org, an open-source project in which developers collaborate to evolve Project JXTA. Stephanie Kaul and Mohamed AbdelAziz reflect on JXTA technology's fifth year in a Sun Developer Network article.
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OpenSPARC T1 Version 1.0.1 Ready for Download
User Community Solicited for Enrichments to Source Code
OpenSPARC T1 1.0.1 is available for download, and membership with observer status is now open for all who wish to apply. This source code is being made available in the expectation that ideas around the multi-thread concepts can be explored more freely and openly, and that truly beneficial innovations can be achieved.
International Organization for Standardization Embraces OpenDocument Format
OASIS ODF Approved for Office Documents
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved the OASIS OpenDocument or ODF to be used as the format for office documents. Announced on May 1, 2006, the ISO approval marks the first time in the history of computing that software users will be guaranteed compatibility of their data in any compliant software package.
OpenDocument Format Alliance Goes Head-to-Head with OpenXML
Microsoft Mounts Parallel Effort in Support of Its Contending Solution

Even in the face of continuing (and mounting) opposition from Microsoft, support continues to grow for the OpenDocument Format (ODF), Peter Galli reports. Just in the past month, he writes in eWeek, membership has quadrupled to 138 members worldwide.

    Learn How to Build OpenSolaris
    Blastwave.org Provides a Step-by-Step Process

    The Blastwave.org Web site is hosting a step-by-step guide on "How to Build OpenSolaris". Outlined in an easy to follow model, the article builds an open source version of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) that has 20,862 source files with a total of 18,254,702 lines of code.

    Installing Open Source Roller Weblogger 2.0 and 2.1.1
    On Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP5

    Seema Alevoor provides a how-to guide to the installation of Roller Weblogger 2.0 and 2.1.1, along with MySQL 4.x, on Sun Java Web Server 6.1 SP in the Sun Developer Network article "Installing Open Source Roller Weblogger." The author includes abundant examples of code and numerous screen shots.

    Liberty Alliance Gives Consumers Control Over Identity Details
    Sun, Nokia Demo Liberty Enhanced Client Profile

    A "service-oriented identity standard" was demonstrated by Nokia and Sun in a recent teleconference, reports Rich Seeley for SearchWebServices.com. This device-independent, client-side tool uses the Liberty Enhanced Client Profile (LECP), which is the Liberty Alliance's version of the ECP spec in the OASIS standard Security Assertion markup Language (SAML), Seeley writes.

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    Sun N1 Advanced Architecture for SAP Solutions
    Sun and SAP Streamlining IT Processes, Reducing Cost and Complexity
    Sun and SAP have collaborated to create the Sun N1 Advanced Architecture for SAP Solutions that provides end-to-end provisioning and management of SAP applications across virtualized heterogeneous environments, including the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). This new software solution enables enterprise companies with large IT environments to consolidate and virtualize their SAP application landscape.
    Sun and Ricoh Partner in Strengthening Java ME Community
    NetBeans Mobility Pack for CDC to Support Ricoh SDK/J
    Ricoh Corporation's Embedded Software Architecture Software Development Kit/J (SDK/J) will be supported in the next release of NetBeans Mobility Pack for CDC. Ricoh switched its preferred developer tool from Eclipse to standardize on NetBeans software. The NetBeans/Ricoh solution is expected to be presented during NetBeans Software Day in San Francisco on May 15, 2006.
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