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1.EZQual: Virtual Lab for Free

Application Development with Sun, the Easy Way

Sun’s online Virtual Lab environment makes it easy to develop, port, and test your application. The Lab features pre-installed SPARC or x86 processor-based Sun servers with Sun Studio Development Tools, Java SE, Sun’s Cool Stack, MySQL, Solaris 10, OpenSolaris and more. Access this secure development environment over the Internet utilizing Sun’s Secure Global Desktop Software. And, with available email Developer Support, we make it easy for you to deliver the performance, security and stability that your customers demand on the Free and Open Solaris Operating System.

2. GlassFish Technology Partner Offering

The GlassFish Technology Partner Offering provides opportunities for partners to connect with the thriving GlassFish community – to dialog and drive business with the thousands of developers and enterprise professionals who access GlassFish community resources every day.

Offering Benefits Includes:

  • Profile in GlassFish Technology Partner Showcase
  • Banner Advertising on GlassFish Product Pages and Blogs
  • Links on GlassFish Product Pages
  • Mailings to Opt-In Mailing Lists
  • Training Discounts

3.Partner Directories

The Sun Partner Directories offer partners increased sales potential by enabling potential customers to search the databases by location, partner type, horizontal/vertical segment, specialties, partner designations, or partner name. Additionally, the Directories incorporate banner placements capabilities increasing visibility and awareness for participating companies. The Directories also provide increased relationship development opportunities, as they can be used to find complementary partners with whom one can build joint Sun, strengthening Sun’s offerings to the end user.

We invite you to browse the Sun Partner Directories and Sun Software Library to better understand the potential in these tools.

Specific program offerings vary based on your membership level.

4. Logos and Branding

As a technology leader for more than 20 years, Sun is a powerful brand in today’s IT environment. And Sun looks to partners to help provide complete end-to-end solutions and drive complimentary customer relationships. Hence Sun offers partners the opportunity to effectively leverage Sun’s brand equity and reputation for innovation with logos that accurately reflect the connection they share with Sun.

Thus Sun offers partners of the Sun Partner Advantage Program the exclusive opportunity to utilize specially developed logos:

Get, use, and profit from the Sun Partner Advantage Program logo and name in partner-branded marketing materials or business communications.

Branding your applications with the Java Powered "cup and steam" logo tells the world that your products provide a rich, exciting digital experience.

When you display the Solaris Ready logo your customers know your solutions are interoperable with the Solaris Operating System on UltraSPARC and x86 server platforms.

Specific program offerings vary based on your membership level. If you are already a Sun Partner, use the login box at the right to access the Membership Center. If your company is a member of the Sun Partner Advantage Program, but you do not have your own password, add yourself as a contact.

5. Developer Support

Kick Start Development with Free Support

The Developer Support offering provides free technical support for independent software vendors (ISVs). This offering covers "how to" configuration, installation questions and API questions among others and is offered 5 days a week (Monday through Friday), 8 hours per day. Developer Support helps ISVs get started quickly, create efficient software designs and get products to market fast.

Developer Support is available to Sun Partner Advantage Program participants in English worldwide with the exception of Russia and Japan.

If you are already a Sun Partner, use the login box at the right to access the Membership Center. If your company is a participant in the Sun Partner Advantage Program but you do not have your own password, add yourself as a contact.


The Art of Estimating a Project Plan (Agile Model)

Estimation of features is a critical part of the software development process, especially if you are using an Agile methodology. The ability to accurately estimate features is an often overlooked skill that every developer should have.

As a project engineer, responsible for making sure that we set realistic project timelines and that we actually carry those out. Managing expectations is one of main responsibilities. This is where Agile is so nice — as long as you do it right.

When we start on a new project, usually one of the first things that happens is meeting with the client or whoever is sponsoring the project.

In these initial meetings, at some point we will probably be asked one of two things:

1) how long will it take to accomplish X?

2) how much can we get done before X (some date)?