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August 27, 2012  5:53 PM

Lightweight scripts bear down on Java ecosystem

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
distributed caching, Java, JavaOne, middleware, Oracle development

In a recent report on the state of Java, IDC analyst Al Hilwa notes that the Java ecosystem is healthy and on a growing trajectory, with more programming languages than ever now hosted on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).  Hilwa, program director for...

April 20, 2012  4:05 PM

Oracle and Google have at it, as APIs go to court

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Java, middleware, Mobile device development, Oracle development

Apps have crept into broader public consciousness in recent years thanks to mobile applications, and now APIs are getting wider attention. In fact, Java APIs stand as a very central part of the Oracle-Google Android trial that got underway this week in San Francisco. The legal wrangling comes at a...

September 21, 2010  3:47 PM

Oracle World 2010: When hardware met software

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Java, JavaOne, Oracle development

If the JavaOne folks were salving their pride this week, feeling both packed tight and scattered in a bunch of hotels on the other side of San Francisco's Market Street - kicked out, if you will, of the Moscone Center that used to be the sole home for JavaOne – then how did the OracleWorld people...

August 17, 2010  3:16 PM

Oracle Android suit muddies outlook for future Java hybrids

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Mobile device development, Oracle development

Java originator Sun Microsystems took a lot of flak over the years for its delayed effort to make Java, or portions of Java, open source. The OpenJDK was too little too late for many people. But the OpenJDK found its adherents, not the least of which was Google, which was able to take the...

April 23, 2009  5:51 PM

Reza Rahman on Oracle-Sun

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Oracle development

A recent piece ran on the mega merger of Oracle and Sun heard from a number of users who saw a better competitive situation with Sun in the Oracle camp, as opposed to being the IBM camp. The takes are not all positive, however. “I am not terribly happy with it,” said

October 14, 2008  6:04 PM

Gartner cautions on Oracle middleware status

Posted by: Heather Clancy
BEA Systems, Complex Event Processing (CEP), Conferences, Development, event-driven architecture, Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP), Oracle development, OSGi, SOA

Oracle Fusion middleware is currently based on a group of product suites for SOA and BPM that are "assemblies of convenience," argue Gartner analysts. The suites are made up of Oracle's existing product line and the technologies from its acquisition of BEA earlier this year, according to a brief...

September 30, 2008  5:35 PM

Look back at Oracle Open World 2008

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Oracle development

Oracle Open World has come and gone and once again it overflowed San Francisco's Moscone Center with the usual results: A barrage of announcements of products and initiatives mixed with some showmanship and a bit of proud posturing. Let's look at a few key takeaways. Oracle has improved its...

September 11, 2008  2:53 PM

XTP limits?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
event-driven architecture, Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP), IBM, Oracle development

Extreme transaction processing (XTP) has limits that have nothing to do with its 500+ transactions per second performance. The limits are in its applicability in applications, which may benefit from grid technology, but may not require extreme processing, says Mike Piech, senior director of Oracle...

August 29, 2008  10:43 AM

XTP powers SOA

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Complex Event Processing (CEP), Development, event-driven architecture, Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP), IBM, Oracle development, SOA

Extreme transaction processing (XTP) gets down to business in service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications at, a Canada-based online bookstore, profiled in a SearchSOA user story earlier...

August 20, 2008  12:11 PM

Sun targets BEA WebLogic users

Posted by: Heather Clancy
BEA Systems, Oracle development, SOA, SOA infrastructure, Sun Microsystems

Former BEA customers, who may be unhappy with Oracle Corp.'s plans for WebLogic as its main service-oriented architecture (SOA) server, are targeted by Sun Microsystems Inc., which today announced a migration program for its JavaCAPS SOA platform. Sun is touting the lower price and open source...

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