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July 18, 2016  10:50 AM

Oracle on Java, a ‘well defined proposal’ for the future

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, Oracle

Oracle is committed to Java and has a very well defined proposal for the next version of the Java EE specification. This was the official confirmation from Oracle spokesperson Mike Moeller in his role as veep for marketing communications and global PR. Moeller made his proclamation in a...

July 9, 2015  9:28 AM

Oracle’s big play for mobile cloud, with Xamarin

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Mobile, Oracle, Xamarin

Oracle is making a big play to win in cloud and mobile, it hopes. The company has brokered a new relationship with Xamarin -- the firm known for its cross-platform development software designed to simplify mobile application creation. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 22, 2015  8:50 AM

Java 20 years on: Kalashnikov simplicity & power

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, Oracle

This week sees the developer community celebrate 20-years of the Java programming language, platform and tools. 1 jabhsvwd.png 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 27, 2014  10:36 AM

Java 8 grasps parallelism (more tightly) with Lambda Expressions

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

Oracle's Java coding cognoscenti gathered in the Czech capital of Prague this week to analyse, present and postulate over the arrival of the Java 8 language. Now some 20-years after Sun Microsystems first envisioned and built the Java language and platform under the eye of James "father of Java"...


June 9, 2013  12:22 PM

Can PostgreSQL break Salesforce’s love/hate Oracle bind?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Oracle, salesforce

Salesforce's Marc Benioff makes little secret of his true feelings for Oracle's Larry Ellison. As a former Oracle employee, Benioff famously split off to start up Salesforce from a rented apartment in San Francisco with the intention of breaking many of the traditional perceptions of not only...


October 3, 2012  12:01 AM

What do vendors mean by “scalability”?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Database, Hardware, MySQL, Open source, Oracle, RDBMS

There is so much talk of big data and cloud these days that you can barely read a single tech story without hitting a slew of descriptive adjectives usually featuring the terms 'scalability' and 'flexibility'. If you're not scalable today, then you're not going forward. But the cloud is all...


October 2, 2012  7:14 PM

Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne: fun facts

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

The Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conference and exhibition is big business. The company gets to close down a couple of streets and the area around San Francisco's Moscone centre is awash with banners, branded helper staff and every Oracle logo and graphic you can imagine. Short of an effigy of...


October 1, 2012  10:04 PM

MySQL is “world’s most popular” open source database

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Database, MySQL, Open source, Oracle

Oracle has announced what it labels as a Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL Cluster 7.3. Widely labelled as the "world's most popular" open source database due toits high performance, high reliability and ease of use, MySQL is used by Facebook, Google, Adobe, Alcatel Lucent and Zappos...


September 14, 2012  7:36 AM

Oracle refines Virtual Machine management

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Management, Oracle, Virtualisation

Oracle is pushing forward its technologies for managing instances of virtual machines. The company has this week announced the availability of its VM VirtualBox 4.2 open source, cross-platform virtualisation software. The product is designed to make it easier to manage larger numbers of similar...


February 5, 2012  11:02 AM

Java’s road ahead in 2012, Oracle at the wheel

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

Oracle's ongoing stewardship of the Java platform and language is still garnering the occasional spat of criticism from time to time. Much of the disquiet rests on Oracle's plans to bring Java Standard Edition 6 to the end of its natural life. Oracle's official "EOL" end of life statement reads:...


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