Thursday Jan 28, 2010

Developer Tools Strategy by Oracle+Sun: NetBeans & Hudson to stay!

Hear Ted Farrell, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President talk about Oracle and Sun Java Developer Tools Strategy.

Here is a summary for those who want a quick juice:

  • Productivity With Choice
    • Choose the right tool set for your needs
    • Shared infrastructure across tools with Hudson, Oracle TPC, Subversion. Bugzilla, Maven, etc.
    • NetBeans continues with strong Java focus
    • Combine and integrate the best features across tools
  • More resources for Developers
    • Netbeans.org, java.net, otn.oracle.com
    • More courses/training on Java technologies
    • More conferences around the world
    • Better products from expanded R&D and partner ecosystem
    • Larger combined developer community

Here is a lovely snapshot from the webcast ...

Some more detailed points captured from the webcast ...

  • If you are a NetBeans user today, you'll continue to be a NetBeans user after acquisition.
  • Increase the investment in Hudson, lots of synergy with Team Productivity Center.
  • Discontinue the public interface for kenai.com for now, fits very well with some internal projects. Read more about the future of kenai.com.
  • Want to make the best Java IDE for the Java platform. NetBeans platform is very important to lot of customers.
  • For NetBeans, turn to community for external non-Java like Dynamic Languages. Invest more in the infrastructure and community.
  • netbeans.org unchanged
  • Community participation is key for:
    • NetBeans plug-ins
    • Building apps on NetBeans Platform
    • Emerging, Dynamic Languages
    • Dialog, interaction, lists, docs, events, JUGS, etc
  • No licensing changes
    • Versions of NetBeans <= 6.7 follow Sun policy
    • Versions of NetBeans >= 6.8 follow the Oracle policy (complete details)

The webcast also talks about JavaOne being co-located with Oracle Open World (Se 19-23, 2010) and also expanding to Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

oracle.com/tools for more details. The complete list of webcasts + slides from yesterday's event are now available.

There are several other articles (in no particular order):

Also check out the FAQ for Developer Community.

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GlassFish strategy by Oracle+Sun

Hear Hasan Rizvi, Senior Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware, talk about GlassFish in Oracle and Sun Application Server Strategy webcast. The first part of the webcast is about the overall strategy and then the GlassFish part starts around 5:23 in the video.

Here is a summary for those who want a quick juice:

  • GlassFish joins WebLogic Server in the best java EE application server offering in the industry
  • GlassFish continues as the Java EE reference implementation
  • HotSpot and Java System Web Server augment Oracle's application grid portfolio to provide the most comprehensive, integrated, and open middleware foundation
  • All existing customers current on support will be fully supported according to their existing agreements

Some more detailed points captured from the webcast ...

  • GlassFish continues as the Java EE reference implementation and as an open source project.
  • Oracle's strategic application server, Oracle WebLogic Server, together with GlassFish, provide world class Java EE infrastructure.
  • GlassFish Enterprise Server and WebLogic Server expected to share core components.
  • Oracle plans to add GlassFish Enterprise Server all WebLogic offerings.
  • Hotspot and JRockit become Oracle's strategic JVMs.
  • Java System Web Server part of new Oracle Web Tier offering.
  • GlassFish Web Stack maintained for existing customers.
  • GlassFish Message Queue remains as the GlassFish messaging infrastructure.
  • Oracle plans to license GlassFish Enterprise Server and Java System Web Server with all WebLogic Server offerings.
  • GlassFish also available as standalone offering.
  • GlassFish will continue to be supported and maintained for an extended time period for customers current on support.
  • GlassFish open source projects thrive
  • On-going commitment by Oracle to java.net and other open source projects that make up GlassFish
    • Continue collaboration
    • Blogs - TheAquarium
    • Enhancements - java.net
    • GlassFish wiki

oracle.com/AppServer for more details. The complete list of webcasts on Oracle Fusion Middleware Strategy shares the overall strategy (still evolving).

Also checkout the slides presented by Thomas Kurian on Software Strategy at the webcast yesterday. The complete list of webcasts + slides from yesterday's event are now available.

There are several other articles (in no particular order):

Also check out the FAQ for Developer Community.

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