Oracle has recently released Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) 11.2 Rel 4 with support for Entity Framework 4.1 and 4.2. This will allow .NET developers working with Oracle database to work with a popular ORM and use LINQ to Entities for data access operations instead of hand-coding the SQL statements. However Code First and DBContext API are not supported in this release.
PushToTest released the results of their 2011 analysis of SOA development and deployment solutions from IBM, Oracle and TIBCO which declared TIBCO the winner on multiple facets of productivity. PushToTest has published all the details including developer journals as an open source SOA Knowledge Kit. InfoQ spoke to Frank Cohen to unravel the details.
In the middle of this year, Oracle launched a new process called the JDK Enhancement Process, or JEP for short. What is it all about?
Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.
Oracle Public Cloud offers two solutions: SaaS, including Fusion CRM, Fusion HCM, and Social Network, and PaaS, including Java and Database services.
Oracle has announced the Big Data Appliance running with Oracle NoSQL Database, a new key-value store based on Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition. Some of features include: billions of rows of storage capacity in records and terabytes in B-tree, ACID transactions, CRUD, sharding, no single point of failure, disaster recovery via datacenter replication.
Around January 2011, Memcached became the number one caching solution based on Java developer job demand. Memcached expanded beyond its LAMP roots. InfoQ caught up with Dustin Sallings, the implementer of Spymemcached the leading Java Memcached client, to get his perspective on the rise of Memcached in the Java world.
Last week, Oracle released Java7 to great acclaim. However, an issue identified by the Apache Lucene project pointed to a specific hotspot optimisation bug which kicks in when a loop is executed more than 10,000 times. How serious is this issue, and does it warrant the kind of negative press that has been played out over the last few days?
In June, Microsoft released a set of open-source configurations to accelerate interoperability between Microsoft’s WCF platform and leading Java-based web service stacks. WCF bindings, which define transport details for invoking or consuming WCF services, are now available for Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Metro, IBM WebSphere and Apache Axis2.
Oracle has announced that the JavaSE 7 governing JSR (336) has passed the public review ballot. Google voted against the vote, Werner Keil abstained, and no vote was received from Credit Suisse. Many others adding their concerns regarding the ongoing licensing dispute between Sun/Oracle and Apache.
The legal case between Google and Oracle has been reduced in scope, just as Oracle subpoenas Apache to provide information about the Harmony project.
Oracle has today released version 3.7 of Coherence, its distributed in-memory data grid. The new product introduces a feature called Elastic Data. According to Cameron Purdy, Vice President of Development for the Coherence product, this allows near memory speed access to data, regardless of storage medium.
A team of developers has announced the intent to fork Android in order to create a new OS based on OpenJDK, escaping Oracle’s patent lawsuits, to make it run on other platforms and operating systems, and to bring it to the desktop.
Oracle has released a hotfix for a recently re-discovered decade-old bug in the Java platform which could be used for denial of service attacks on servers. The fix was issued in record time.
Amazon will offer Oracle Database 11g on RDS which brings patching, backup, replication, and failover support to Oracle’s database.