If You Have to Ask, You Wouldn't Understand
By RickRamsey-Oracle on Mar 26, 2014
Although being subjected to that kind of attitude is unpleasant, subjecting someone else to it is loads of fun. Just ask someone who rides a Harley why they ride a Harley, and watch how much they enjoy unloading that sentiment on your head, you member of the unwashed, you.
I feel the same way about Oracle Solaris. Don't talk to me about how much Windows or some other OS is capable of doing. I don't care. Your OS is a metric cruiser. Go away.
That feeling of vast superiority is even more pronounced when I'm talking about Oracle Solaris Studio. Which should have been renamed Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux Studio, if you are insightful enough to ask me, because any Linux developer who is working on anything remotely interesting should be using Oracle Solaris Studio as their IDE. I freakin love it. I've had the pleasure of interviewing Don Kretch, the head of the Solaris Studio engineering team, many times. And I've enjoyed myself every single time. If you think you're worthy, you are welcome to try to understand our conversation (jump to "Interviews with Don Kretch," below).
If my rhetoric has convinced you, as it would convince anyone of vastly superior intelligence, you'll want to pretend that you already knew how good Oracle Solaris (and Linux) Studio is, and berate me for even suggesting you didn't. Good for you. You're catching on. But you'll still be faced with a dearth of actual knowledge about this IDE for the Vastly Intelligent.
Not to worry. There's a way for you to learn what you need to learn without anyone else finding out so you can pretend to have known all along.
Oracle Solaris (and Linux) Studio 12.4 Beta Program
The Beta Program for Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 begins today. Download the software, try out its new features, and join in the discussions. These resources will help:
Interviews with Don Kretch
- Oracle Solaris (and Linux) Studio for Dummies Who Are Brash Enough to Think They Can Understand It, interview by Justin Kestelyn
- How Brilliant Developers Get the Performance Promised by Oracle's T5 Chips, Duh.
- Why Oracle's Database engineering team was smart enough to have used Oracle Solaris Studio since the dawn of time
- What made Oracle smart enough to realize its stack would be vastly improved by developing the software portions on Oracle Solaris Studio
- Why the world's most brilliant developers made the obvious choice of choosing Oracle Solaris Studio to develop software to make sure their application takes advantage of the multi-core systems on which they're deployed(recorded at Oracle Open World in 2010)
About the Photograph
Photograph of 2002 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce taken by Rick Ramsey in Massachusetts, USA.- Rick