Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

If You Have to Ask, You Wouldn't Understand

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:

Landing Page, including links to Beta Program Forums
Download Center, where you can download a free copy

Interviews with Don Kretch

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Friday Jun 11, 2010

Does Your Code Run Like This?

Then you might need professional help:

Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10

Oracle Solaris Studio is the new name for Sun Studio.  Compared to the major releases of Solaris Studio, Solaris Studio Express offers the latest optimizations, and is released more often.  But it is only available in English.  And fixes to any problems that customers may uncover are released in future releases. 

If you download Solaris Studio Express, you can participate in the Customer Feedback Program.

Studio Express 6/10 runs on Solaris 10 (SPARC and x86), Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 (x86), RHEL 5 (x86), and SuSE 11 (x86), and it will soon be available for OpenSolaris.

Enhancements include:

  • Optimizations for SPARC and x86 hardware to the C, C++, and Fortran compilers, libraries, and tools
  • Discover, a new memory debugger with better performance and accuracy
  • The ability to debug optimized code
  • Improvements to tcov
  • Uncover, a new code coverage tool
  • The Performance Analyzer can now:
    • Compare multiple experiment runs
    • Provide hierarchical tree view of data functionality
    • Profile shell scripts
  • IDE based on NetBeans 6.8

Resources

Get full details from the ReadMe page. There is no official documentation for the Express release, but this ReadMe describes in detail the differences between the Express release and the documentation for  the previous release

Download it from the SDN Studio page.

Watch Don Kretch and Kuldip Oberoi ham it up in front of the cameras while they discuss the new product enhancements and the Customer Feedback Program.

Read the Documentation for Solaris Studio 12.

Your code is too important to leave to chance:

- Rick
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