Twenty years ago today, Java's first alpha release was unleashed upon the world on Solaris. InfoQ looks back at the history of Java and what it has conquered since.
Oracle has reversed their decision to remove the method sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass(int) in Java 7u40. The method is planned to remain at least through Java 7.
No primeiro sinal de uma reviravolta no mercado de hardware, a Oracle iniciou a aquisição da Sun Microsystems e isso ajudou a ajudou a atingir a expectativa de lucro de Wall Street para o último trimestre, segundo dados divulgados na semana passada.
"Father of Java" James Gosling has announced that he resigned from Oracle a week ago (April 2nd).
Whilst many of Sun's software projects have survived the Oracle acquisition, details are continuing to emerge of projects that are being closed down. Amongst them are Sun's cloud project and Kenai, its source code repository. Work is also being stopped on project Darkstar, the Java based MMOG platform developed by Sun labs, though the code for this is open source and should remain available.
After almost nine months of speculation and delay, Oracle has got the green light from EU which has lead to the completion of Sun’s acquisition. The announcement was followed by an all-day event were Oracle presented its future plans for the Sun technologies and platforms.
The EU has now approved Oracle's takeover of Sun Microsystems. Oracle will be outlining their strategy for Sun via a webcast on January 27th, the company has announced.
Sun's implementation of J2SE 5.0 reached its End of Service Life (EOSL) on November the 3rd 2009, which is the date of the final publicly available update of version 5.0 (J2SE 5.0 Update 22). Extended support is available to customers through Sun's Java for Business program.
The European Commission has issued a formal statement of objections over Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems, which are limited to Oracle's acquisition of MySQL. Oracle however remains confident that the deal will eventually be approved.
Oracle has released an FAQ that describes its plans for the future of popular Sun technologies like GlassFish, NetBeans, MySQL and more. In some cases Oracle’s announcement is unclear and raises concerns about product viability.
The proposed $7.4bn takeover of Sun by Oracle is facing a full competition investigation by the European Commission costing Sun "$100m a month" Larry Ellison has claimed. The EU has until 19 January 2010 to announce its decision.
Sun's JRuby team, Charles Nutter, Tom Enebo, Nick Sieger, will leave Sun and join EngineYard, where they'll continue work on JRuby. YAML support was improved with Ola Bini's work on a new YAML parser. Also: a look at how to run JRuby under OSGi and the upcoming JRuby Installer.
In a recent article, William Vambenepe, compares four public Cloud APIs (AWS EC2, GoGrid, Rackspace and Sun Cloud) to see the practical value of REST in IT/Cloud management.
Sun Microsystems' shareholders voted on Thursday to approve the company's acquisition by Oracle, but not by a wide margin.
Adobe has readied Acrobat.com, IBM has presented their cloud offering, while Oracle will use Sun Cloud to join their ranks. If there was a doubt about it, now it is obvious that cloud computing is the future of enterprise IT.