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Schwartz's Take on Open-Source Java
Listening to the Community is the Key to Sun's Approach
Sun CEO and President Jonathan Schwartz opened up to eWeek's Peter Galli on open-source Java technology in a recent interview. Galli found Schwartz "...a huge fan of open source and of lowering the barriers to entry for developers and customers across the world."
Richard Green on the Perils of Open Sourcing Java Technology Code
Maintaining Compatibility, Licensing Models, Dates Are the Big Issues
Richard Green, Sun's executive vice president of Software, shared his view of the process of open-sourcing Java technology code with Patrick Thibodeau in an interview for Computerworld. Sun has not yet determined a timetable for the release or decided how Java will be licensed as open-source, Green asserted.
Sun, Microsoft Engineers Engage in Plugfest Known as Project Tango
Teams Work to Improve Interoperability of Enterprise Features
Interoperability of such enterprise features as security, reliable messaging and atomic transactions are the preoccupations of both Sun and Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) engineers, who are working on a joint endeavor known as Project Tango - an open-source part of the GlassFish Community.
AJAX and JavaScript Technology and the Dynamic Web Experience
Three Sun Experts Share Views on Changes Involving These Tools
Sun's recent work with the JavaScript technology interpreter that is part of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 6 and its support for AJAX components in the Sun Java Studio Creator tool are the focus of a conversation Jim Inscore held with Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, Greg Murray and Vivek Nagar.
Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances at Sun
Sun Prepares for Compliance with EU Directive

Sun's corporate position on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment as adopted by the European Union was articulated in YoungGon Lee's Sun Weblog recently. He noted Sun's intention to become fully compliant with the restrictions.

Java Technology
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The New Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5
Supports All of the Latest SOA Technologies

The Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (Java 5) was launched during the 2006 JavaOne Conference held May 16-19 in San Francisco, touting development ease, rapidity, economy and support for all of the latest SOA technologies, including a major revision to the programming model, updated web services standards and simplified web application creation.

Sun Furthers Support for AJAX Development
Launches New Web Portals, Open Source JavaScript Wrapper Framework

Sun is reinforcing its commitment to AJAX and the next generation of web application development on the Java platform by launching two new comprehensive online resources for AJAX application development along with an open source JavaScript Wrapper Framework for the Java platform - Project jMaki.

Early Access to Next Generation Mobile Java Platform
Based on JCP's Mew Mobile Service Architecture Specifications

Take advantage of the early access Sun is offering to a suite of tools and platform products supporting the new standard blueprint for next-generation Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) application development. These new products are based on the new Mobile Service Architecture - Java Specification Request (JSR) 248 and JSR 209 (Advanced Graphical User Interfaces) specifications.

New RFID and Sensor Community for Java Developers
Access to a New Community of Expert Colleagues and Information
Sun has a new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and Sensor-based java.net community, giving developers access to a community of expert colleagues, a full package of information and product demos, free RFID software, toolkits, sample source and other community resources for the creation of RFID and sensor-based products, applications and services.
Fourth Annual Duke's Choice Award Winners
Recognizing Most Innovative Java Technology-based Applications

Winners of the fourth annual Duke's Choice Awards, which recognize the most innovative Java technology-based applications of the year, were honored during the 2006 JavaOne Conference held May 16-19 in San Francisco. Winners are selected by Sun Fellow and CTO of Sun's Developer Products Group James Gosling along with a panel of Java technology experts at Sun.

Training
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Live Virtual Class on Java EE 5 and Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0
Two-day Expert-to-Engineer Session
Sun will be hosting a live virtual class on the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0 this coming June 6 and 7. This expert-to-engineer session will be delivered live over the Internet and will include demonstrations as well as a question and answer period following each session.
New Training Offerings for Identity Management
Ten New Courses Recently Added

Sun has new training options for the Sun Java System Identity Management Suite, a complete and integrated suite of tools that helps customers secure and manage user identities across a variety of computing infrastructures and application environments.

Coaching Programs for Solaris 10 OS and Java Certification
95% Success Rate Noted for Coaching Program Participants

Two Sun certification coaching programs are now available for your administrative and programming teams - the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) Certification Coaching Program and the Sun Certified Java Programmer Coaching Program. Both programs present details about the certification process and test objectives along with practice exams and expert one-on-one feedback.

Developing Secure Java Web Services (DWS-4487)
Ideal for Business Component and Client Developers

Learn how to design, implement, deploy and maintain secure web services and web service clients using Java technology components and the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) by signing up for the Sun course "Developing Secure Java Web Services" workshop (DWS-4487).

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 98 Issue 4, Vol 99 Issue 1, 2 and 3

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

  • 99.3: Guide to Managing Solaris ZFS in Solaris 10 Containers [16355]
  • 99.2: Sun Fire T2000 Server's Database Performance [16372]
  • 99.1: Updates Announced for Solaris OS [16302]
  • 98.4: Two New SPARC Processors in the Works [16253]
    Developer
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    CoolApps Developer Challenge
    Two Opportunities to Win; Two US$15,000 Grand Prizes
    The CoolApps Developer Challenge is actually two competitions among developers to (Contest A) create the best application that runs on Sun Grid Compute Utility and to (Contest B) create the best application built with the Compute Server Plugin for NetBeans. The contest is open to participants worldwide, even those currently unable to access the Sun Grid Compute Utility.
    Developers' Lives Made Easier by Java EE 5
    Authors Compare New Release with J2EE 1.4

    In their update to an earlier Sun Developer Network article, John Stearns, Roberto Chinnici and Sahoo provide information on a comparison of development on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5, along with a new section on packaging Java EE 5 applications.

    Resource Injection Using Annotations in Java EE 5
    New Version Weeds Out Lines and Lines of Boilerplate Code

    The support for annotations newly provided in the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 makes the developer's task easier, writes Ryan Lubke in his Sun Developer Network article "Web Tier to Go With Java EE 5: A Look at Resource Injection." This improvement stems from the ability of annotations to enable injecting dependencies, resources, services and life-cycle notifications into a Java EE 5 platform application.

    Observability Using Java SE 5.0, 6 and Solaris OS
    Authors Consider the Tools Available in These Solutions

    In a recent pair of BigAdmin articles entitled "Observability Using Java SE 5.0, 6 and Solaris OS," A. Sundararajan and Jim Holmlund discuss the observability tools that are part of both the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 5.0 and the Java SE 6.0, as well as the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).

    Enterprise JavaBeans: Easier to Learn, Easier to Use
    Important New Feature in Version 5 of Java EE

    Rahul Biswas and Ed Ort explain the improvements to be found in the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0(EJB) technology available in version 5 of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE). Without compromising the power and functionality previously found in the platform, users will discover EJB a much easier to learn and use feature of the new release, one that requires far less coding than was involved in using EJB 2.1.

    How to Install and Use PHP on Sun Java System Web Server
    Scalability, Versatility Deliver Stable Web Deployment Platform

    How to install and use PHP is the subject of Joe McCabe's Sun Developer Network article on using this scripting language with the Sun Java System Web Server. McCabe finds a useful synergy in the scalability of the Java System Web Server and the versatility of the PHP engine that delivers a stable, high-performance web deployment platform for dynamic content.

    NetBeans
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    The Inaugural Edition of NetBeans Magazine
    Provides Detailed Information About the IDE and Its Features
    The NetBeans organization issued its first edition of NetBeans Magazine as part of the third annual NetBeans Software Day and the 2006 JavaOne Conference that took place in mid-May. This special first edition of NetBeans Magazine showcases a wide selection of IDE and extension features, from desktop and web development to plug-in module creation.
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