Chet Haase of Adobe Systems, who previously worked at Sun on the JavaFX team, shared his comparisons of JavaFX and Adobe Flex on the Yahoo FlexCoder group.
Two announcements from Sun on their plans for supporting Python.
In what is becoming an ever more popular move for those working on Java client technologies, Hans Muller, the now former CTO for Sun's Desktop division, made the move from Sun Microsystems to Adobe’s Flex team this week.
Sun has recently announced the availability of Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) for Business - a new product subscription aimed at extending Sun's support for Java SE releases, provide faster updates to technology updates and offer enterprise deployment features for its customers.
The latest interoperability event (a “plugfest”) at Microsoft’s Redmond campus showed impressive results for interoperability between future releases of Sun’s Metro Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation in .NET 3.5. InfoQ had a chance to talk to Harold Carr, the engineering lead for enterprise web services interoperability at Sun, about the interop results.
Sun Microsystems has released the Sun SPOT platform under the GPL license. Sun SPOTs are programmable battery-powered devices controllable with Java technology.
In a move which caught many off guard, Sun Microsystems announced that it would be acquiring MySQL AB, the company which owns and develops the MySQL database, for $1 Billion USD. InfoQ analyzed the announcement and reactions and spoke with Kevin Harvey, Chairman of the MySQL board of directors, to learn more about this deal and what it may mean for the future.
Sun Microsystems recently released xVM platform, a virtualization and management tool suite which includes two products: xVM Ops Center and xVM Server. Ops Center is a management console used for the discovery, provisioning, updating, and monitoring of virtual and physical IT assets. Sun xVM Server is a Xen based open-source hypervisor that will run Windows, Linux, and Solaris operating systems.
With the release of Google's Android SDK earlier this week, there was much discussion of the APIs and the expected impact in the mobile space. However, one particular area which generated significant debate in the Java community was the Dalvik virtual machine which is the basis of the Android platform.
Today Sun announced Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE) 9/07. Solaris Express is based on the Open Solaris project and seeks to lower the barrier for developers wishing to developer under Solaris and use tools such as DTrace and ZFS.
Sun Microsystems has announced Metro, the new name for the JAX-WS RI and Project Tango.
Some have argued that Java needs to fix its support for media and video, fast, or risk being shut out of the desktop and rich internet application space. Java Media Components may bring some relief: "This new feature, hopefully shipping in Java SE 7, is intended to support basic playback for Java applications. JMC is also, eventually, intended to address capture and streaming capabilities."
Both Oracle and BEA have incorporated Sun's Web Services stack, Project Tango. Sun are keen to publicize the fact that it is being worked on in open source. Do either of these factors make Tango a force to be reckoned with or will this be another example of Sun trailing behind the pack?
InfoQ investigates how three companies recently collaborated to use DTrace, a powerful open source process introspection tool, to find and fix a substantial Rails latency issue.
Last week Sun made a number of announcements targeted at making Solaris more attractive to startups. Among the announcements was Solaris support for Apache, MySQL, and PHP effectively dropping the "L" from LAMP