The Java Community is Buzzing: Java SE 8 is Now Available!
Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) is a major feature
release and is now generally available. It contains new features and
enhancements in many functional areas.
Mark Your Calendars: Java 8 Launch
Webcast- March 25, 10:00 AM PDT
Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group, will gather with a few friends to talk about the Java SE 8 platform. Check out the agenda that includes panel discussions about the components and platform priorities, plus Java SE 8 and the Internet of Things. We'll have a chat with Adam Messinger, CIO of Twitter, and other technology industry leaders that depend on Java SE 8 innovation. Go here to register
Mark Reinhold: Thanks To So Many
Ever wonder what is involved in completing a major new release of a software system as large as the JDK? Mark Reinhold talks about the dedicated work of many hundreds of developers, with indirect
contributions from thousands more that made Java SE 8 possible.
Java SE 8
Features and Details
Lambdas are live! How do they work? Check out the Java SE 8 pages on OTN to find out about all the new features--Lambdas, and polyglot programming included.
See what's new in the Database/Developer Community:
Oracle Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU 2.0) Now available
Here's what you need to know: Oracle Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) 2.0 is the officially supported method for migrating Oracle 12c Pluggable Databases (PDBs) to the Unicode character set. Oracle DMU also supports migrating selected prior database releases of 10.2, 11.1 and 11.2. Get the download here.
Oracle R Enterprise 1.4 is now available
Check out several
new and enhanced algorithms, high performance computing
infrastructure enhancements, and additional tools supporting
production deployment. The whole story is here on the Oracle R Technologies page on OTN or Get the download here.
Systems Community Has Solaris 11 Tips:
Configuring COMSTAR to Provide Local iSCSI Storage
Alexandre Borges walks through the steps to configure the Common Multiprotocol SCSI TARget (COMSTAR) capability in Oracle Solaris 11. Find out how to provide local iSCSI storage to Windows, Linux and Mac clients.
How to Preserve Unpacked Software During a Package Uninstall
If you use the Image Packaging System (IPS) in Oracle Solaris 11 to uninstall all packaged content from a directory, it also removes the directory. Not good if you also kinda sorta loaded unpackaged content into that directory. Alta Elstad shows you how to avoid this problem.
Ciao for now!