Wednesday Mar 11, 2009

Identity Connectors - Open Source Adaptors for Identity Manager


Sun's Identity Team (home to OpenSSO and OpenDS) has just announced a new open source project: Identity Connectors, to bridge between the Identity Manager, which provides auditing and provisioning, and the resources it manages.

The project already has over 12 connectors, from Active Directory to Google Apps. The corresponding version of IdMgr is 8.1, Just Released. Thanks to Tomas and Hanaki for the tip.

Tuesday Dec 16, 2008

Java EE Connector 1.6 - another Java EE 6 specification ready for public review


While not as much as in the spotlight as other future Java EE 6 technologies, JSR 322 "Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6" is also part of this forthcoming release and has been making substantial progress lately.

The Connector 1.6 PR (Public Review) spec was published a couple of weeks ago and specification lead Sivakumar discusses Ease of Development (annotations, better defaults, etc.), JSR 303 (Bean Validation) integration, distribution of WorkManagers across VM boundaries, and Work processing hints (propagation of quality of service "hints").

The public review closes 12 Jan, 2009, make sure you send you comments in time.

Wednesday Oct 22, 2008

... Japan Developers Rock, MEP Connectors, Games with Comet, JSF Giant Post-Its, Mini Displays and HOTC

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Kohsuke returned from Japan where he had a good time and started building more relationships with developers, users and customers. He writes about a Visit to Apresso where he talked about Hudson and Sorcerer, another Sun campus at Youga on Metro and Jersey, and his Hudson Keynote at the JJUG conference. We have also tossed around the idea of him hosting an online webinar in Japanese similar to the one I hosted in Spanish last week.

Arun and Jim presented at AjaxWorld on how to Use Comet in a Two-Player Game built using the Grizzly Comet facilities. Check out the Presentation Description, the slides in PDF and the actual code. Arun even has a Rails/Grails Version.

More articles on MEP: Santiago describes the development cycle of a MEP connector, including source code generation from a template, compilation and deployment. Also check the MEP product page and the Administration Page.

Quite a bit of JSF activity as we get closer to JSF 2.0. Roger presented at AJAXworld on AJAX Frameworks and JSF, and Ed, shows how he handles the JSF 2.0 Endgame - I've done my share of specs, but I've never seen it done that way - look carefully at the pictures, those are not post-it notes :-)

I am not a heavy Toy guy, but this one I could use: a 7 inch display from Nanovision. I would use it as a dedicated screen for my RTM page, but I can also see it as a dedicated Skype or IM window.

Finally, on news from your Editor, I'm going to be traveling through the next week, so expect reduced posts, and special congratulations to the Williams College, Women's V2 boat.

Friday Sep 05, 2008

The road to Java EE 6 - Connectors 1.6

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Binod and Sivakumar have been driving the work on JSR 322: JavaTM EE Connector Architecture 1.6, a lesser-advertised but quite important part of the forthcoming Java EE 6 standard. The overall goal is to strengthen the existing 1.5 version of the specification.

More details are available in this entry by Siva. It includes Generic Inflow Context, Security Inflow, some Ease of Development, and more. Comments on the Early Draft are accepted for a few more days, until September 8th (in case you're looking for something to read this week-end! :).