Thursday Jul 30, 2009

Web Stack 1.5 is available

As you might already know, a bundle of Web development oriented tools is available (part of the GlassFish portfolio), called the Web Stack. I have already talked about it here and also here. I will therefore not go much into the details and benefits of using this bundle.

This is thus a quick note to say that the new release (Web Stack1.5) is now available. You can get it here:

Web Stack 1.5 ships with the most recent evolutions of the open source releases including latest releases of Apache web server, MySQL 5.1 and more:

Fully relocatable Update Center ips(5) image distribution
Apache HTTP Server 2.2.11
lighttpd 1.4.21
memcached 1.2.5
MySQL 5.0.67 and 5.1
PHP 5.2.9
Python 2.6
Ruby 1.8.7
Squid 2.7.STABLE5
Tomcat 6.0.18
GlassFish v2.1
Sun Continuous Integration Server 1.312

But it also comes with some brand new pieces such ads the "Web Stack Enterprise Manager" and the " Sun Continuous Integration Server " based on the Hudson open source project. I'm quite eager to test those, so as soon as I've played around with it I will come with a more technical oriented post.

WebStackEnerpriseManager Screenshot

Meanwhile, for more information you can go to the following web site:
And for more technical documentation:

Monday Mar 16, 2009

MySQL Query Cache Sizing

From Web and more, a new week and new insights!  Check out this especially well written entry from Dave Lutz’s blog focused on MySQL query cache sizing.  The entry's in-depth content draws upon an actual customer usage experience and addresses various issues related to the query cache like ideal sizing and migration.

As highlighted in his blog, Dave utilizes multiple technical tools like the DTraceToolkit and the query cache section of the MySQL documentation library, all of which are available to ISVs using MySQL.  For other technical resources tailored to an ISV audience, check out the resources page of the Sun Partner Advantage Web Community.

Monday Feb 02, 2009

Java Enterprise Edition 5

Developers today increasingly recognize the need for distributed, transactional, and portable applications that leverage the speed, security, and reliability of server-side technology.

Java Enterprise Edition 5 is a platform that provides developers a powerful set of APIs aimed at reducing development time, reducing application complexity, and improving application performance.

This rich tutorial document serves as a guide to developing enterprise applications for the Java Platform and touches numerous areas including Web services, the Web Tier, and includes case studies.

You can download the document here.

Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Optimizing MySQL Database Application Performance with DTrace

In today’s increasingly web based business environment, new services and applications are emerging daily.  In that spirit it’s becoming increasingly important for enterprises to harness efficient and flexible environments that can scale and adapt, deploy new services quickly, and keep valuable information secure.

The complete SAMP (Solaris™ Operating System (OS), Apache, MySQL™ database, Perl) application stack grouped with high-performance servers and storage (Open Storage anyone?) positions organizations to create environments that are capable of supporting rapidly evolving and highly trafficked Web sites.

In that spirit, check out a new Sun BluePrints™ white paper that illustrates the benefits in taking advantage of Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) probes to help simplify MySQL database application tuning.

Monday Jan 05, 2009

NetBeans and Drupal Enhanced Support

To start the New Year some of my colleagues have just completed additional work enhancing the Netbeans support for Drupal. For more information on the enhancements take a look at Sujit Nair's blog. This is a great example of some of the work that a range of people in Sun's ISV-E engineering organisation are doing with Drupal and the Drupal Community. Another good source of information is the work done by Eric Reid. So, if you are interested in learning  more about  how you can exploit the work that we have been doing with Drupal these are two good places to start.

Drupal is only one of an extensive range of open source technologies and communities that Sun is working with to help deliver value. These are clearly in addition to the huge range of open source activities that Sun is undertaking directly. To get a sense of some of the other areas that we are focusing on in the Web infrastructure and solutions area, take a look at our new ISV Community site which contains resources that are directly relevant to ISVs.

If you have questions which you want to direct to our ISV focused commercial and technical resources why not raise those using the Web Community forum which we have started as part of the community activity?




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