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Oracle Resurrects getCallerClass, At Least for Now

by Victor Grazi on  Aug 05, 2013 2

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.

Oracle Planning More Cuts as Sun Returns to Profit

by Charles Humble , translated by Anderson Duarte Vaz   on  Jun 30, 2010 1

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.

James Gosling Resigns from Oracle

by Charles Humble on  Apr 10, 2010 18

"Father of Java" James Gosling has announced that he resigned from Oracle a week ago (April 2nd).

Sun's Kenai to Close in 60 Days and Work Halted on Darkstar but Hudson Survives

by Charles Humble on  Feb 03, 2010 6

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.

Perspectives on the Conclusion of the Oracle - Sun Acquisition

by Dio Synodinos on  Jan 29, 2010

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.

Brussels approves $7.4bn Oracle-Sun deal, Oracle to Outline Strategy Next Week

by Charles Humble on  Jan 21, 2010 4

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.

Java SE 5 Reaches End Of Service Life

by Charles Humble on  Nov 11, 2009

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.

EU Issues Formal Statement of Objections to Oracle's Acquisition of Sun

by Charles Humble on  Nov 11, 2009

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 Announced Plans for the Future of Sun’s Products, but Raised Concerns about NetBeans

by Dio Synodinos on  Nov 09, 2009 5

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.

EU Probe 'costing Sun $100m a month' according to Ellison

by Charles Humble on  Sep 23, 2009 3

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.

JRuby Roundup: JRuby Team Joins EngineYard, YAML Support, OSGi, Installer

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 28, 2009 2

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.

Role Of REST In IT And Cloud Management - A Comparison Of Cloud API's

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jul 23, 2009 1

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 Shareholders Approve Oracle Acquisition

by Charles Humble on  Jul 17, 2009 2

Sun Microsystems' shareholders voted on Thursday to approve the company's acquisition by Oracle, but not by a wide margin.

More Clouds Gather on the Horizon

by Abel Avram on  Jun 17, 2009 11

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.

Sun Clarifies on the G1 Garbage Collector Licensing Controversy

by Dio Synodinos on  Jun 03, 2009 2

A couple of days ago InfoQ posted an article about the fact that the release notes for G1 in the latest Java update, mandated that it was to be used in production only by organizations with a Sun support contract. Following the debate and the reactions that where raised in the community, Sun has explicitly updated the release notes and has removed the controversial clause.

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