Sun.com is dead now

Just found that sun.com is now redirecting to oracle.com. Some days back I visited Sun’s original website. But it didn’t took long by Oracle to make it red. Well I am a regular visitor of Sun forums. And with this change, I am trying to adjust myself with this transition. As I am having some issue in finding contents.

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I have started preparing for SCJP

Its been a year since I purchased the voucher for SCJP 5.0. But I cant concentrate to have time to prepare it. From last night I have taken the oath to finally make it done. I have started with the book SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055) by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.

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Oracles message to Sun customers and challenges IBM

Just found on Oracle website that they have placed a message for Sun customers about their objectives and their focus on Solaris and SPARC. And more interestingly you can find Larry Elison (CEO of Oracle) challenging IBM to compete in hardware business. A marketing tactic.

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Sun has announced Java Store

javastoreSun Microsystems has unleashed Java Store at store.java.com. The purpose of this store is to give opportunities to developers to make money by showcasing their Java applications. Which they care about and develop in their own time. Currently store is in beta and available for US residents only.

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Sun should promote its Java forum contributors

SUN Forums are ultimate source to get help about programming problems and support about Java platform. Its the largest community driven by Java developers. If you are a Java developer then you must have used these forums. You guys will be aware of Duke dollar. You assign duke dollars to your topic (to attract others to get them) and then you credited these dollars to the person who replied correctly. I have seen many forum members with the handsome amount of duke dollars. Sun should promote these duke dollar rich people as valuable professionals. Though Sun has a page on Duke star featured developer, but I didn’t see any other developer got placed over there.

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