• Subject: Fwd: ----The InfoWorld Scoop [Tuesday - 05/18/99]
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 17:51:55 EDT

Java in the news again...Dean

In a message dated 5/18/99 3:49:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, admin@idgsrv.com 
writes:

> VENDORS UNITE ON TESTING, CERTIFICATION FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS 
>   
>  As expected, a group of IT vendor heavyweights on 
>  Monday officially announced "Jedi," a testing and 
>  certification program for Java developers intended to 
>  provide a standard set of requirements to become 
>  certified in the popular programming language. 
>   
>  "Jedi," a testing and certification program for Java 
>  developers intended to provide a standard set 
>   
>  For the full story: 
>  http://www.infoworld.com/scoop/sc?990518nw1 




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*  Vendors unite on testing, certification for Java developers 
*  CA to beef up security applications with VPN, PKI 
*  Sun forms software, network service provider units 
*  Communicator 4.6 debuts with 56-bit encryption support 
 
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REVIEWS 
 
* Linux head-to-head: 
OpenLinux 2.2 vs. Red Hat 6.0 
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* Test Center Action Plan: 
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* Stewart R. Patterson 
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                    TOP NEWS STORIES 
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VENDORS UNITE ON TESTING, CERTIFICATION FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS 
 
As expected, a group of IT vendor heavyweights on 
Monday officially announced "Jedi," a testing and 
certification program for Java developers intended to 
provide a standard set of requirements to become 
certified in the popular programming language. 
 
"Jedi," a testing and certification program for Java 
developers intended to provide a standard set 
 
For the full story: 
http://www.infoworld.com/scoop/sc?990518nw1 
________________________________________________________ 
 
CA TO BEEF UP SECURITY APPLICATIONS WITH VPN, PKI 
 
Computer Associates (CA) plans to continue expanding its 
security application offerings with the addition of 
Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Public Key 
Infrastructure (PKI) technology to work with CA's 
Unicenter TNG management software. 
 
Both the VPN and PKI applications will also operate as 
separate applications from the Unicenter platform, 
according to CA officials. 
 
For the full story: 
http://www.infoworld.com/scoop/sc?990518nw2 
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SUN FORMS SOFTWARE, NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDER UNITS 
 
Sun Microsystems on Monday announced that it is 
combining its Java, Solaris, and consumer and embedded 
software operations into a Software Products and 
Platforms division, and creating a new Network Service 
Provider division. 
 
The moves, effective July 1, are calculated to leverage 
Sun's "growing emphasis on software and the emerging 
service provider market," according to a company 
statement. 
 
For the full story: 
http://www.infoworld.com/scoop/sc?990518nw3 
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COMMUNICATOR 4.6 DEBUTS WITH 56-BIT ENCRYPTION SUPPORT 
 
Netscape on Monday made the latest version of its 
Communicator browser, Version 4.6, available to 
download from its Web site. 
 
New enhancements to Communicator 4.6 include 56-bit 
encryption algorithm support, increased digital 
certificate management, connections to Netscape's Open 
Directory technology, a smart-browsing feature for 
finding local information, and a copy of Real Networks 
G2 player incorporated into the browser for viewing 
videos or listing to audio content. 
 
For the full story: 
http://www.infoworld.com/scoop/sc?990518nw4 
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