Sunday Feb 01, 2009

Referential Integrity, Ted & Alice

For whatever reason, James hasn't moderated-in my comment on his Random Thoughts for 2009-01-18, so here it is in blog entry form...

For some reason, James has a bee in his bonnet over referential integrity and LDAP. I'm really not sure where he's coming from here - both OpenDS and OpenLDAP offer referential integrity (OpenDS ref int doc, OpenLDAP ref int doc), and Sun Directory Server has offered it for years (Sun Directory Server ref int doc). Does this answer your question, James, or am I missing something?

By the way, if you're wondering about the title of this post, it's an allusion to the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit's 1986 track Architecture and Morality, Ted & Alice, which itself was a play on the titles of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's 1981 album Architecture & Morality and the 1969 movie Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice. If there was any justice in the world, there'd be a neat link back to the world of identity here, but there isn't, so there's not...

Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

links for 2008-10-29

  • Quite funny - William Hathaway downloads the latest OpenDS, starts some testing, then goes off for the day. 13 hours and 327 million modifications later, OpenDS is still merrily crunching away...

Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

links for 2008-10-14

Monday May 07, 2007

Directory Server as a Blog Platform

Spent the afternoon at CommunityOne today up in SF. One thought while watching Ludo present on the cool things they're doing with OpenDS - particularly the Atom/APP server: a directory server seems like the perfect foundation for a blog platform - hierarchical database, read/write access heavily skewed to read...

UPDATE - some cool pics from Ludo.

Saturday Mar 31, 2007

links for 2007-03-31

Wednesday Mar 23, 2005

Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Net Talk

Remember I was blogging about the great people you get to work with here at Sun? Well, one of the best is Don Bowen, Product Line Manager for Directory Server. I first met Don in Munich at the Burton Catalyst Conference in 2002 - gosh, was it really only 2½ years ago? Don knows everybody in the industry - he was working in identity management before it was even called identity management. If you're on LinkedIn, his profile is here. If you're not on LinkedIn, and you work in tech, sign up, RIGHT NOW! It's the single most efficient mode of networking I know, and a great way to get back in touch with people you used to work with.
Anyway - back to the point. Don has recorded a 'Take 10' - a < 10 minute presentation on Directory Server Enterprise Edition ('DSEE'), explaining why we now talk about the directory service rather than a directory server and the huge functionality included as standard in DSEE. There is also a white paper explaining in more detail just what we mean by a 'directory service'.
Go take a look, and feel free to leave a comment here with feedback - I'll make sure it gets to Don.
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