Follow up on Solaris Studio TechCast



With 40+ in attendance, I would rate yesterday's TechCast a nice success! Don has a certain knack of connecting with audiences that I've admired over the years and an easy, but effective communication style that gets his message across in a positive way. The overall TechCast was about 20 mins, most of which was spent in Q&A.
Don gave a short introduction to the kind of tools Oracle customers would find useful in Oracle Solaris Studio. He also outlined an important point that while this was the first release (and an Express at that, primarily to get feedback) under the Oracle brand, Studio was already a mature offering with a 20+ year history. The big advantage for Oracle customers with Studio is that Oracle can now offer a product that combined the knowledge of Sun  Systems (Hardware) Design  group and Operating System (Solaris) group with features that exploited the best-and-latest amongst them and made them easily accessible to customers.
Some of the interesting questions that came up:
  • Whats the difference between NetBeans IDE v Studio ? When/Why should I use the latter?
  • What sort of applications can take advantages of multicore?
  • Users typically use the Intel compilers to get the most performance on x86 chips. Why would you recommend Studio to these users? (OK, I asked this one!)
  • What if I'm never done MT programming. Is Studio too advanced for me?
A recording of that VideoCast is now available at: http://medianetwork.oracle.com/media/show/15380

Other pointers:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/solarisstudio

Comments:

Post a Comment:
  • HTML Syntax: NOT allowed
About

I have worked with Sun and Oracle for 25 years now; in compilers and tools organization for most of these years followed by a couple of years in Cloud Computing. I am now in ISV Engineering, where our primary task is to improve synergy between Oracle Sun Systems and our rich ISV ecosystem

Search

Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today
Interesting Links