Oracle Invites Community to Weigh-In on Java EE 8

by Victor Grazi on  Dec 11, 2013

In keeping with their tradition of community collaboration on the Java platform, Oracle is asking the enterprise development community to participate in a survey to help define the requirements for the next version of Java Enterprise Edition, Java EE 8.

A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 30, 2013

On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.

GlassFish Commercial Edition is Dead

by Bienvenido David on  Nov 07, 2013 2

Oracle has recently announced the Java EE and GlassFish Server Roadmap update. On June 12, 2013, Java EE 7 was released, along with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4. This week, Oracle has stated that there will be no commercially supported versions of GlassFish 4. GlassFish 4 is the Java EE 7 reference implementation, and is the only Java EE 7 certified application server.

Oracle Grants Eclipse TCKs, But Too Late

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 22, 2013

Last month, Oracle granted Eclipse access to the TCKs necessary to claim that EclipseLink and Eclipse Virgo are certified by the appropriate standard. But with Eclipse Virgo likely to close down, is it too little, too late?

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.

WebLogic + Coherence + Tuxedo = Cloud Application Foundation

by Bienvenido David on  Jul 23, 2013 2

Oracle has released Cloud Application Foundation (CAF) 12c, an integrated middleware platform that works on both traditional data centers and cloud environments. It is a combination of WebLogic Server for Java EE, Coherence in-memory data grid, Tuxedo for C/C++/COBOL, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder for configuration and deployment, and Oracle Traffic Director for load balancing.

GlassFish 4.0 Technology Roundup

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 11, 2013 1

Oracle Corporation released GlassFish Open Source Edition 4.0, what they are branding as the "World's first Java EE 7 Application Server".

A Look at Oracle’s NoSQL Database

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 08, 2013 4

Oracle’s key-value database, known simply as “Oracle NoSQL Database” has hit version 2.0. Oracle NoSQL Database is essentially a distributed frontend for Berkeley DB, but it offers much more than that. Support for SQL queries, both absolute and eventual consistency, and the option to reduce storage space using Avro schemas sets it apart.

Oracle Launches Free Version of Application Development Framework

by Charles Humble on  Sep 24, 2012 2

Oracle has today made a free, cut-down version of their Java EE based Application Development Framework (ADF) available for download through the Oracle Technology Network.

Introducing SQL Server to MySQL Migration Tool from Oracle

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 21, 2012

Oracle recently announced a new migration tool, which provides an ability to quickly migrate data and applications from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL with less time and effort. The migration tool which has been integrated into MySQL Workbench, allows visual design, development and administration of MySQL databases with an advanced logging and security mechanism.

Oracle Accepts $0 From Google, But Plans Appeal

by Charles Humble on  Jun 21, 2012

Oracle has agreed to accept $0 worth of damages from Google, after Oracle's legal team agreed in court yesterday to forego any statutory damages in connection with its infringement case against Google.

APIs Cannot be Copyrighted

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 01, 2012 2

The judge in the ongoing Oracle vs Google case has set out an order that the structure, sequence and organisation of APIs cannot be copyrightable. The case is effectively over, with Oracle having lost on all counts, and the only copying found to be nine lines of code. Read on to find out more.

Jury Denies Patent Infringement by Google

by Alex Blewitt on  May 23, 2012 3

After days of deliberation, the Jury has returned in the Oracle versus Google case, delivering a resounding victory for Google by agreeing that there was no patent infringement.

Oracle vs. Google: Judge Alsup Reveals he is a Developer as Jury Considers Patent Claims

by Charles Humble on  May 21, 2012

The jury in the Oracle vs. Google case is considering its verdict on the two patents. With the mixed verdict they delivered in the copyright phase, where they were unable to agree on whether Google's use of Java constituted fair use, a great deal for Oracle now hinges on the outcome of the patent phase.

Jury Finds Only 9 Lines of Copyrighted Code in Oracle vs Google Case

by Alex Blewitt on  May 08, 2012 6

The jury in the Oracle vs Google case has returned, finding only that the 9 lines of source code in the 'TimSort' implementation infringed Oracle's copyrights. The jury also followed Judge Alsup's instructions to find that the SSO was copyrightable and thus infringing, but this decision will be determined by the Judge at the end of the trial.

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