Monday Oct 06, 2008

Ricoh and Java Developer Challenge – Innovating Technology (Europe only)

Sun is excited to be partnering with Ricoh to bring this year's Ricoh and Java Developer Challenge! This is a unique and exciting opportunity for universities and students in Europe! To participate, developers must create an innovative Java application that can be embedded into a Ricoh Multifunctional Product (MFP). Prizes include a trip to JavaOne 2009 in San Francisco California, Sun SPOT Development
Kits, and Ricoh GelSprinter Aficio GX 2500 with consumable starter kits for students. To register or learn more go to:

The deadline for entries is November 20th. Good luck!

Thursday Oct 02, 2008

New Apress Offer

Apress is pleased to offer SDN members exclusive access to a sample
chapter of PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Second Edition by Matt

PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Second Edition shows you how
to meld the power of PHP with the sound enterprise development
techniques embraced by professional programmers. Going well beyond the
basics of object-oriented development, you’ll learn about advanced
topics such as working with static methods and properties, abstract
classes, interfaces, design patterns, exception handling, and more.

Thursday Sep 11, 2008

OpenSSO & Single Sign-On Presentation plus Q&A in Second Life

Meet with Daniel Raskin, Senior Product Line Manager, as Mr. Winky, the
IdentiCat, and Jamie Nelson, an experienced OpenSSO engineer and expert
in Second Life. Join us as Mr. Winky, the IdentiCat, digs his claws into
OpenSSO innovation and how it pushes access management, federation and
secure web services capabilities to a new level. Learn how to solve
challenges around internal access management, extranet authentication,
federation and securing Web services with a single, open source solution. 

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Monday Sep 08, 2008

Software Freedom Day

On September 20, 2008, the free and open source software (FOSS) industry will celebrate the virtues of free and open source software in the annual Software Freedom Day (SFD). Open source is about sharing, ideas, code and innovation. Software Freedom Day is a celebration of these virtues and is a unique opportunity for you to reach out, share your expertise and talent and collaborate with many open source communities around the world. So visit the SFD site and find an event or create one of your own. Hundreds of teams, made up of university students and open source communities, from around the globe, will participate by collaborating and encouraging the use and benefits of free and open source software with installfests, product demonstrations, give aways, and seminars. So visit the SFD site and find an event or create one of your own.

Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

Developers in Second Life, a Virtual Community

Sun's space in Second Life provides us the opportunity to share our technologies and programs with a wider audience of developers, but even more importantly, it allows us to talk to you directly, or at least avatar to avatar, to get your feedback and thoughts on what we're doing, how to use our technologies, and how we can help you grow your business and careers.

Wednesday Aug 27, 2008

Developers in Second Life, a Virtual Community

I've written a little about virtual worlds in some of my previous
blogs, and this morning I'm excited to announce I'll be working more
with the developer community in Second Life for Sun.

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Thursday Aug 21, 2008

Try Sun's Beta Search

The Sun search team needs feedback from users about the beta search function across Sun sites. Learn more.

SDN Member Offers

SDN members, read about the latest members-only discounts.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

More new Goodies on SDN Channel

Explore what's happening at university campuses around the world.

this episode, campus ambassador Chris Leung talks about his non-profit
organization Project Possibility, and how he came to help people with

Latest SDN on the Road:

Check out the 3 latest episodes from Radio Free Software. These three were all recorded at OSCON 2008.

Monday Aug 18, 2008

Developer TV Case Study

New blog up at SDN Channel: USDA Maximizing Collaboration with NetBeans and Codebeamer

Monday Jun 16, 2008

Two New Videos Up on the SDN Channel

Two new videos are up over at the SDN Channel:

iReport from JasperSoft
See how easy it is to generate reports with iReport based on the NetBeans Platform.

Intland Software and CodeBeamer
Learn how codeBeamer, Intland Software's premier technology, is changing the way distributed teams work together.

Friday Jun 13, 2008

Author Chat with Cay Horstmann

We've got another hot author chat lined up later this month. Join us
in Second Life as we talk to Cay Horstmann about his new SMI Press
books: Core Java, Volume II -- Advanced Features and Core Java, Volume
I, Fundamentals, Eighth Edition. Cay is a professor of computer science
at San Jose State University and a frequent speaker at industry
conferences. Come take a listen and then participate in  a Q and A

Date: June 25, 2008
Time: 9am PT/SL

Location: Sun Pavillion, Andromeda Theater

Hope to see y'all there!


Wednesday May 28, 2008

Explore the SunQuest Chronicles!

I love an adventure. And I'm willing to bet most of y'all do too. So I'm really pleased to announce the launch of the SunQuest Chronicles!

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Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

Three Free Passes to JavaOne...Want One?

Hey Guys,

I'm so stoked about this. We've secured three more FULL passes to JavaOne to give away! That's could attend JavaOne 2008 for free! All you need to do is follow us on twitter here. We'll be picking winners at random on Thursday. So hurry! ;) 


Thursday Mar 27, 2008

Ruby Developer Resource Center

The new Ruby Developer Resource Center has just gone live. It offers downloads, documentation, news feeds, blogs, screencasts, and learning trails to help developers build applications using Ruby, JRuby, and Ruby on Rails. Check it out.


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