January 12, 2009

Blu-ray Disc Application Development with Java ME

Java technology is a critical part of the new high-definition video standard: the Blu-ray Disc standard. This article is part 2 in a two-part series of articles that introduce developers to the Blu-ray Disc Java (BD-J) APIs. Using the BD-J APIs, developers can create Java ME applications for all Blu-ray disc players, including the Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console.

In this article, we introduce you to the Java ME SDK 3.0, which is the perfect tool for all Java ME development — whether you're doing Blu-ray application development or mobile phone application development. The Java ME SDK 3.0 provides substantial enhancements to its predecessor, the Wireless Toolkit for CLDC 2.5, mainly due to the fact that it allows developers the ability to author, edit, and compile all Java ME applications — especially of course, BD-J applications.

Apache iBATIS Ibator Version 1.2.1 Released

Ibator version 1.2.1 is released. This version fixes a couple of bugs that manifested in the Eclipse plugin, enhances the Plugin API, and adds a couple of features to the Eclipse plugin. Even though this is a relatively minor release, we recommend that everyone upgrade. See the What's New? section of the online documentation for full details.

Free Live Video Streaming at ApacheCon US 2008

ApacheCon US 2008

Can't make ApacheCon this week in New Orleans? You can still watch all the keynotes, Apache 101 sessions, and system administration track in live video streams.

All keynote sessions are free; the full sysadmin track, including httpd performance, security, and server stack administration talks are available for a fee. Please keep in mind that New Orleans is CST or UTC/GMT -6 hours.

Keynote sessions include:

  • Jim Jagielski, The Apache Software Foundation - (Wednesday, 5th November 2008)
  • David Recordon, Six Apart, Open Web Foundation - (Wednesday, 5th November 2008)
  • Shahani Markus Weerawarana - (Thursday, 6th November 2008)
  • Sam Ramji, Microsoft - (Friday, 7th November 2008)

Java Mobile, Media & Embedded Developer Days Conference

About The Conference

Are you a mobile or embedded content developer, a platform specialist, or a service provider interested in connecting with other developers to share ideas, best practices, and technical know-how? Need help or information on how to leverage the Java platform to create the next must-have application for consumers, an enterprise mobility concept, a smart and cost-effective embedded solution, or compelling content and entertainment services that deliver the promise of the everywhere Internet experience? Want to meet and interact with the foremost experts on using Java mobile and embedded technologies?

This conference is devoted solely to the technologies of mobile, media, and embedded Java platforms and is a unique opportunity for content developers of intermediate and advanced skill levels, platform developers, and technical experts at product companies, device manufacturers, and service providers to get introduced to open source Java ME, the community, and to join in and collaborate. Attendees will enjoy a broad range of technical sessions, lightning talks, poster sessions, panels, hands-on labs, and participatory sessions. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet your peers and the experts from Sun and the industry, to network, and to discover how to apply these technologies to your own projects.

You'll learn about mobile platforms and mobile application development, entertainment- and media-related technologies and content creation for set-top boxes and Blu-ray players, as well as embedded topics such as real-time, sensoring, control, robotics, and small systems built around Java, Java ME, and open source aspects of Java.

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Federated Single Sign-On for Google Apps in OpenSSO

By Wajih Ahmed and Marina Sum, November 12, 2008; updated: December 8, 2008 

With OpenSSO, Sun's open-source Web access management project, you can implement federation for applications, such as Google Apps, for single sign-on (SSO) in just a few steps. Google Apps are widely adopted by enterprises for email, calendar, and collaboration through Google Docs, Google Video, and so forth.

This article steps you through the federation process, whereby OpenSSO acts as the identity provider (IdP) and Google Apps as the service provider (SP). Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) version 2 serves as the SSO protocol for creating a Circle of Trust on the IdP.

Note: Four of the five steps that follow are demonstrated in videos. To play them on your browser, you must have the Apple QuickTime plug-in installed. Find the details from its original link below.

(Original source : http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=8130330909273564552)

January 07, 2009

JBoss Application Server 5.0.0 GA now released to the community

When does it make sense to use one or the other?

Those who are developing applications and services that are planned to go into production or require support should leverage JBoss Enterprise Middleware. 

Production and Developer subscriptions are available that include full support, patches and updates. 

There are also unsupported software-only Developer subscriptions that include patches and updates to ensure that you develop and deploy on the exact same code base. 

Free evaluation copies of JBoss Enterprise Middleware platforms are available from www.redhat.com/apps/download/.

Projects on JBoss.org are supported only by the community, with no SLA and have changes or features 
that may not ultimately make it into the JBoss Enterprise releases. 
As such, those who are interested in using and/or contributing to bleeding edge technology, do not require support and are willing to integrate and maintain multiple projects themselves should leverage JBoss.org projects.

Learn more about JBoss.org projects and the JBoss.org community. 
Find out more about the JBoss Enterprise support offerings at jboss.com.