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Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) Technologies

MDR-EdO: Welcome to today’s Java Live session on Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies. Our guests are computer scientist Marty Hall, and Sun Technical Staff Member Mark Roth. Marty is the author of the books Core Servlets & JavaServer Pages and More Servlets and JavaServer Pages. Mark is the co-lead of the JSP 2.0 specification. This chat was advertised as “new developments in servlet and JSP technologies.” So let’s begin with the basic question — what’s new in these areas?

Bringing your Java Application to Mac OS X

Apple has just released Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.1 for Mac OS X. Mac OS X has shipped with J2SE 1.3.1 installed from the beginning. Now J2SE 1.4.1 is available to all Jaguar (Mac OS X version 10.2) owners by using the software update at Apple’s Java product page. Much of the time porting J2SE 1.4.1 to the Mac has been spent moving the GUI elements from the Carbon framework to the Cocoa framework. This means it is easier for your Java applications to take advantage of Mac OS X specific features when running on the platform and to look and feel more like native applications.

The Future of Web Services Security:

Sun Microsystems’ Eve Maler, chair of the Security Work Plan Working Group of WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization), is a leading mover and shaker in the world of Web services security. She co-founded, formerly chaired, and is currently coordinating editor of the SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) committee, which brought together divergent XML-based security efforts in an effort to develop a common standard.