Friday Feb 18, 2011

TechCast Live: "Java and Oracle, One Year Later" Replay Now Available

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to chat with Ajay Patel, Oracle's VP leading the Java Evangelist team, about "the state of the union" wrt Oracle and Java. Take a look:

And here are some choice quotes, some paraphrased, as helpfully transcribed by Java evangelist Terrence Barr:

  • "One key thing we have learned ... Java is not just a platform, it is also an ecosystem, and you can't have an ecosystem without a community."
  • "The objectives, strategically [for Java at Oracle] have been pretty clear: How do we drive adoption, how do we build a larger, stronger developer community, how do we really make the platform much more competitive."
  • "It's about transparency, involvement. IBM, RedHat, Apple have all agreed to working with us to make OpenJDK the best platform for open source development ... it is a sign that the community has been waiting to move the Java platform forward."
  • "It's not just about Oracle anymore, it's about Java, the technology, the community, the developer base, and how we work with them to move the innovation forward."
  • "Java is strategic to Oracle, and the community is strategic for Java to be successful ... it is critical to our business."
  • On JavaFX 2.0: "... is coming to beta soon, with a release planned in second half [of 2011] ... will give you a new, high-performance graphics engine, the new API for JavaFX ... you will see a very strong, relevant platform for levering rich media platforms."
  • On the JDK and SE: "... aggressively moving forward, JDK 7 is now code complete ... looking good for getting JDK 7 out by summer as we promised. Started work on JDK 8, Jigsaw and Lambda are moving along nicely, on track for JDK 8 release next year ... good progress."
  • On Java EE and Glassfish: "... Very excited to have Glassfish 3.1 released, with clustering and management capabilities ... working with the JCP to shortly submit a number of JSRs for Java EE 7 ... You'll see Java EE 7 becoming the platform for cloud-based development."
  • "You will see Oracle continue to step up to this role of Java steward, making sure that the language, the technology, the platform ... is competitive, relevant, and widely adopted."
Making progress!

Monday Nov 08, 2010

Next TechCast Live 11/16 @ 10am PST - Enabling Embedded Data Storage in Your App with Oracle Berkeley DB

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Oracle Berkeley DB is one of the most popular database libraries on the planet. Designed for scalability, performance, reliability, efficient resource utilization and zero administration, it allows developers to link a fully functional, robust data storage library directly into their application. Product manager David Segleau explains how. Ask David questions during the event by using #techcastlive. If your question is read on air we will send you a t-shirt*
Watch live on 11/16 at 10AM PST

In case you missed last month's TechCast Live - Inside the Oracle Cloud Resource Model API View Archives Here

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Thursday Jul 08, 2010

TechCast Live: Oracle Solaris Studio (July 13@ 10am PT)

Got questions about Oracle Solaris Studio or other Solaris-related developer tools? Don Kretsch, the senior director for Oracle Solaris dev tools, will be my guest on the next TechCast Live - Tuesday July 13 at 10am PT.

If you do, sound off in comments and we'll get to them (as time allows of course)!