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Oracle's Fn Serverless Platform Adds Prometheus Support and Helm Chart Installation for Kubernetes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 585 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

At the recent KubeCon NA conference, InfoQ sat down and discussed Oracle’s Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) “serverless” Fn Project with Bob Quillin, vice president of Oracle Container Group. The Fn project has evolved rapidly since its launch in October 2017, and additions include: support for Prometheus monitoring; a new Hybrid Architecture; and an open source Helm Chart Fn installer.

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No JCP for Java EE

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

Oracle does not support or recommend the use of the JCP (Java Community Process) for future Java EE enhancements. "Oracle recommends and supports the use of EE4J-driven processes for functional enhancements to Java EE 8 specifications, and does not recommend or support use the JCP process for any future Java EE 8 functional enhancements."

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Oracle Announces New Java Champions

by Ben Evans Follow 20 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Oracle has published a roundup of all new Java Champions accepted in 2017.

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Oracle Joins Eclipse MicroProfile Project

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 27, 2017

Following its decision to move stewardship of the Java EE technologies to the open-source Eclipse Foundation, creating the EE4J project, Oracle has now joined IBM, Red Hat and others in the Eclipse MicroProfile project.

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Oracle Joins Serverless Race with Open Source Fn Project

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017 2

Oracle has released Fn, a new open-source, cloud-agnostic, serverless platform. While supporting "any programming language", it initially launched with extensive Java capabilities and a JUnit test framework. Fn comprises of four main components: Fn Server, Fn FDKs, Fn Flow and Fn Load Balancer. Written in Go, Fn Server is the platform that runs the code.

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First NetBeans Code Drop Lands at Apache

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 19, 2017

Oracle has released the first of three NetBeans code drops to the Apache Incubator.

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Oracle Chooses Eclipse Foundation as New Home for Java EE

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 17, 2017 1

Oracle has announced that they have chosen the Eclipse Foundation as the new custodians of Java EE technologies. The move has been welcomed by Red Hat, IBM and others in the community. It is uncertain if after this move the platform can retain its current name of Java EE.

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 585 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 20 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 20 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 740 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 11 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 585 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 740 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 11 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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