Simon Willison’s Weblog

14 items tagged “sun”

What I’m writing here is the single most important take-away from my Sun years, and it fits in a sentence: The community of developers whose work you see on the Web, who probably don’t know what ADO or UML or JPA even stand for, deploy better systems at less cost in less time at lower risk than we see in the Enterprise.

Tim Bray # 6th January 2010, 8:20 am

Frank Wierzbicki: Leaving Sun. Frank performed miracles at Sun and before, helping bring the Jython project out of stasis and turning it in to an active, community maintained modern Python implementation. If you’re looking for an expert Python/Java/Dynamic languages guy you should snap him up. # 4th November 2009, 10:33 pm

Jython’s Future Looking Sunny. Sun have (finally) invested in Jython, hiring lead maintainer Frank Wierzbicki. They’ve also hired Ted Leung to “represent the wider world of Python at Sun”. Great news. # 3rd March 2008, 4:08 pm

Sun To Acquire MySQL. Sun also employ Josh Berkus, one of the lead developers of PostgreSQL. # 16th January 2008, 1:55 pm

Sun’s OpenID IdP: Real vs Fake. The thinking behind Sun’s decision to allow users of their OpenID provider to pick fake names and assign personal e-mail addresses. # 25th September 2007, 10:39 pm

Sun’s OpenID IdP: Data Governance. Lauren Wood explains the checklist used to ensure Sun’s OpenID provider adequately respected user privacy and data governance (what happens to the data that is stored). # 22nd September 2007, 8:50 pm

Sun OpenID IdP: protocol and implementation review. Sun employees are posting lots of useful insights gathered during the implementation of their OpenID provider. # 22nd September 2007, 8:22 pm

The Rubinius Sprint. Sun are throwing a ton of resources at Ruby, because as Tim Bray says, “it’s not fast enough”. Imagine where they’d be if they’d invested this kind of support in Jython five years ago... # 21st September 2007, 11:32 pm

VeriSign OpenID 1.1 Non-Assertion Covenant (via) VeriSign join Sun Microsystems in providing patent protection for OpenID. # 20th June 2007, 10:38 pm

Sun Identity Provider for OpenID. “We’re talking to partners about offering special services to Sun employees that use this service for authentication.” # 6th June 2007, 12:57 pm

Ten Reasons The World Needs Patent Covenants (via) Sun just made their OpenID patent covenant official. Simon Phipps explains why these are a Good Idea. # 22nd May 2007, 5:09 pm

I’d like to ask readers of this site which you’re more interested in, Sun’s JavaFX or signing up for TissueWorld 2008, the Premiere Exhibition and Conference for the International Tissue Industry.

Stuart Langridge # 9th May 2007, 7:46 pm

Sun Microsystems Announces OpenID Program (via) “In order to explore the boundaries of OpenID as a trust system, Sun is offering an OpenID Provider service to its 34,000 employees.” # 7th May 2007, 8:23 pm