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Oracle Joins CNCF, and Releases Kubernetes on Oracle Linux and Terraform Kubernetes Cloud Installer

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

At the Open Source Summit, held in Los Angeles, USA, it was announced that Oracle has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum member. Oracle has also released “Kubernetes on Oracle Linux” and an open source HashiCorp Terraform Kubernetes Installer for the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Infrastructure.

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Java Community Process Reacts to Release Cycle Announcement

by Ben Evans Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

The overall reaction of the Java Community Process to Oracle's Java release cycle announcement seems to be relatively positive. Some leading members provide their view of the announcement.

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Java to Move to 6-Monthly Release Cadence

by Ben Evans Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 06, 2017 5

Oracle is proposing that Java switch to a 6-month cadence for releases, rather than the current two-year model. They are also announcing a move to make OpenJDK the primary JDK for developers and make OracleJDK a support-only offering.

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Oracle Makes Major Cuts to Solaris and SPARC Teams

by Charles Humble Follow 166 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Whilst Oracle has committed to support Solaris until the 2030s, the firm appears to have made substantial cuts to the Solaris and SPARC teams this weekend, potentially signalling a silent end-of-life for both products.

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Oracle Looking to Move Java EE to Open Source Foundation

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 22, 2017

Oracle is planning to move leadership and ongoing development of the Java EE platform to an open source foundation. The move will follow the next release, JEE 8, which is due out this summer.

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Oracle Releases Open Source Container Utilities, Including A New Container Runtime Written in Rust

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 Followers on  Jul 10, 2017

Oracle has released three open source container utilities including Smith, an OCI image-compliant container builder that creates “microcontainers” with a single executable and its dependencies; Crashcart, a microcontainer debugging tool; and Railcar, a Rust-based alternative container runtime that implements the OCI-runtime specification.

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Reinhold Publishes Open Letter to JCP Pleading That JPMS (Jigsaw) Is Approved

by Charles Humble Follow 166 Followers on  May 08, 2017 2

Mark Reinhold has published an open letter to the JCP Executive Committee. In the letter he expresses surprise that IBM has decided to vote against the JSR, and argues that RedHat’s decision to vote "no" is motivated by a desire to "preserve and protect their home-grown, non-standard module system, which is little used outside of the JBoss/Wildfly ecosystem".

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Light at the End of the Long Tunnel for Java EE 8

by Michael Redlich Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 14, 2017 6

There may finally be some light at the end of the long tunnel for Java EE 8. Oracle recently updated the Java community on Java EE 8, which included the latest release schedule and updates on JSR activities. Almost four years in the making, the road for Java EE 8 has not been easy.

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Amazon Adds Cross Region and Encrypted Replication Support for Aurora

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 13, 2017

In a recent blog post, Amazon announced updates to its MySQL-compatible Database Engine, Aurora. In this update, Amazon is including support for cross region snapshot copy, cross region replication for encrypted databases, cross account encrypted snapshot sharing, adding a region where Aurora can be provisioned and a new instance size called T2.Small.

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Oracle Reminds Java Developers That Soon They Won’t Have a Browser to Run Applets

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2017

Oracle has recently published a new post in the series “Moving to a Plugin-Free Web,” advising developers to find replacement solutions if they still have Java applets running in production. Firefox is going to stop supporting them soon.

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Oracle Acquires Apiary to Strengthen its API Integration Cloud

by Karthick Viswanathan Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017 1

Oracle announced plans to acquire Apiary, the API management company with a focus on API design and collaboration, on January 19. Apiary is best known for API flow, its API management platform.

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Oracle Cloud: the Future beyond the Headlines

by Elton Stoneman Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 25, 2016 1

Oracle OpenWorld focused attention on the new Oracle Cloud Platform offerings - particularly in the IaaS space. Gartner selected AWS and Azure as leaders in IaaS, while Oracle didn't place in the latest Magic Quadrant. InfoQ spoke with AWS and Azure experts about the future of Oracle Cloud.

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Oracle Gives NetBeans to the Apache Foundation

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 19, 2016

The NetBeans Community blog has announced that Oracle is proposing to entrust the development of the NetBeans platform and IDE to the Apache Foundation to “open up the government model,” reaffirming its commitment to the project.

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Java EE 8 Delayed Until End of 2017, Oracle Announces at JavaOne

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 18, 2016 6

After weeks of speculation, Anil Gaur, Oracle Group Vice President with responsibility for Java EE and WebLogic Server, has unveiled Oracle’s proposed roadmap for Java EE today at JavaOne. The plan involves releasing Java EE 8 by the end of 2017 with basic microservice and cloud capabilities, and then releasing Java EE 9 one year later with further features.

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Oracle Shares Their Strategy for Java EE with the JCP Executive Committee

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 11, 2016 1

Anil Gaur, Oracle Group Vice President with responsibility for Java EE and WebLogic Server, was invited to speak at the last JCP Executive Committee meeting to shed some light on the future of Java EE. The core of his message was that enterprise programming is changing, and that Oracle wants to adapt to it. However, questions from the EC members indicated that the plan is still unclear.

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