Enterprise JavaBeans Query Language in Sun Java System Application Server 8 and J2EE 1.4 SDK

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 26, 2004

This article Introduces the history and benefits of EJB QL, the
concepts of finders and selectors, and the key syntaxes, along with
examples. EJB QL is easy to master, especially for those familiar
with SQL.

For details, see:

Java Technology Concept Map

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 20, 2004

The Java Technology Concept Map 1.0 is an interactive diagram, a web of linked terms, to show the relationships among and uses of the Java technologies. You can use the Map to get an overview of the Java landscape as well as learn more about the details of its components.

Launch the Map here: http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/new2java/javamap/intro.html

Time to Panic! Again

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 19, 2004

The authors of “Panic! UNIX System Crash Dump Analysis” are soliciting feedback to see if there is enough interest in an updated version of the book.

Developing Web Applications with JavaServer Faces

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 18, 2004

If you want to build web applications with rich user interfaces, come read about the nuts-and-bolts of JavaServer Faces — a user interface framework that runs on the server side and renders the user interface back to the client! Includes plenty of code samples.

Check it out: http://http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/GUI/JavaServerFaces/

Solaris10 8/04 Released

Posted by Ben Rockwood on Aug 18, 2004

Solaris10 Beta6, Build 63, Express 8/04, is out and ready to be burned. Get it in the normal place. And have a look through the new and improved documentation. If you haven’t updated in a month or two remember, you now need all 3 disks.

New Release: Sun Java Studio Mobility 6 2004Q3

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 17, 2004

Did you know that Sun Java Studio Mobility 6 2004Q3 lets you write, test, and debug applications for Java technology-enabled mobile devices, integrating support for MIDP 2.0/CLDC 1.1, web services (JSR 172) and obfuscation with the improved performance of the NetBeans 3.6 development environment?

Learn more: http://wwws.sun.com/software/products/jsmobility/index.html

Solaris10 Beta6 any time now

Posted by Ben Rockwood on Aug 16, 2004

Solaris10 Beta6 or Express 8/04 or Build 63, is due in the next 24 hours. As usual, documentation is already online and Alan Hargreaves is anxious to get the good word out. In this release we still do not see the debut of ZFS or the advanced services infastructure, however this might be the biggest of the little releases. Tons of changes have gone in and this is probly the longest list of major features we’ve seen in a long time. Some of the highlights include BIND 9 (YES!), Sendmail 8.13, kadb has been repalced with KMDB (mdb -K), VTS 6.0, libusb upgrade, Samba improvements, new IPSec/NAT and DHCP features, Zones-Wide Resource Control and much much more.

But, above all the amazing additions and improvements in this release the crown has to go to improvements in ls. Thats right folks, you’ve always thought rounding atimes/mtimes to the nearest minute was stupid, but no longer! Introducting ls -e and ls -E, providing seconds and nanoseconds to your ls output. It’s about time.

Data center plug and play

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 11, 2004

The Sun Customer Ready systems (CRS) program provides preracked, preintegrated, pretested systems, built to your exact specifications, delivered right to your site. Hardware can be fully loaded with the system software you choose– including the Solaris Operating System, Linux, and the Sun Java Enterprise System–for a completely integrated network services solution.

Find Out More: http://www.sun.com/2004-0810/feature/

OpenStep history at Sun

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 9, 2004

Rich Burridge has a great weblog entry about the history of the OpenStep effort at Sun. At one time, OpenStep was going to be the next-generation desktop/GUI/development environment for Solaris.

Reality Check: AMD Opteron: Advantage Sun

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 9, 2004

If you like the blazing performance, value pricing, and 64-bit/32-bit flexibility of the AMD Opteron processor, you’ll go wild for Opteron on a Sun Fire server.

Learn more: http://www.sun.com/executives/realitycheck/reality-080904.html

Sun selling Opteron systems on eBay

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 4, 2004

Sun is now auctioning some of their Opteron-based systems on eBay.

Sun preps Linux compatibility in Solaris 10

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 3, 2004

According to this NEWS.COM article, Sun is prepping part of Solaris 10 for x86, known internally as “Project Janus”, that will run Linux applications unchanged by translating Linux system calls into Solaris system calls. This Sun feature story has more details.

Project Looking Glass Beta released

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 3, 2004

Sun has released the first beta of their Project Looking Glass 3-D desktop environment.

Sun considering acquisitions

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 2, 2004

According to this CNN article, Sun is considering acquiring a number of companies, including potentially Novell, who owns the SuSE linux distribution that Sun’s Java Desktop System is based on.