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July 26, 2011  8:26 AM

Free & open source is not (always) the answer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
FOSS, Java, Open source, proprietary

Writing on O'Reilly Radar this month, esteemed Java author James Turner has highlighted some of the theorising that has been passing through the technical press related to the true position of open source today.

Specifically, Turner asks...

July 8, 2011  10:10 AM

Understated (but happy) developers launch Java7

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Java, Oracle

Oracle last night drew in the great and the good from the global software development community to listen to a global webcast to celebrate the first release candidate of JDK7. Key new features will include several relatively subtle improvements, as well as a better level of suitability for...


May 19, 2011  10:22 AM

Oracle to rewrite the Java “constitution”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, JCP, JSR, Open source, Oracle

Now my bet is that 'most' readers will take this headline as a negative, but why is that? Oracle has adopted Java and taken on the 'stewardship' (a term coined by Sun if I'm not mistaken) for better or worse. Some of its work - well, much of the company's early work - didn't go down that well. But...


December 17, 2010  4:28 PM

Gameloft is Java Verified

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Games, Java

The Java Verified programme has announced that Gameloft has become the first Java Verified Trusted Status developer. As one of the biggest users of the Java Verified standard, testing several hundred applications each year, Gameloft has earned Trusted Status by consistently demonstrating mobile...


November 11, 2010  10:28 AM

Apache issues war cry over Java Community Process

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache, Java, JCP, Oracle

The Apache Software Foundation's (ASF) stance over its open source web server software and related projects is becoming heated. The ASF has reportedly issued a war cry...


November 8, 2010  3:07 PM

Java brews up at QCon San Francisco 2010

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Java, Project Managers

You've heard of Microsoft PDC and TechEd, you've heard of CES Las Vegas and you have a fair idea that there's a pretty big IT industry gathering in Hannover every year. But did you know about QCon? If you didn't - then please let me elaborate. QCon describes...


September 22, 2010  5:45 PM

Sun developer community integrated into Oracle Technology Network

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Java, Oracle, Sun

With a warm developer-style hug, Oracle says it has welcomed the Sun developer community into the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) taking the total size of the group to 10 million users and making it one of the world's largest communities of application developers, database administrators, system...


September 20, 2010  12:03 AM

What to expect from Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2010

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, Open source, Oracle, partners

I think if I had to lay down two words to describe this week's forthcoming Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conference and exhibition it would be "inevitability" and "surprise". I guess it was inevitable that a commercial entity (for want of many other potential terms) such as Oracle could...


August 26, 2010  11:58 AM

Are you a “trusted” Java developer?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
certification, Developers, Java, Solaris

With less than a month to go now before Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne in San Francisco, the news wires are alight with talk of the "new Java" as it develops under the watchful...


August 24, 2010  10:00 AM

Will Oracle OpenWorld be, well, open?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, middleware, Open source, Oracle, Servers

Oracle OpenWorld 2010 is scheduled for September 19th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. But with doubts hanging in the air over whether Oracle will still uphold Sun's comparatively clean record for open source altruism, one naturally starts to question - just how 'open' will Oracle...


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