Follow up on Solaris Studio TechCast
By vtatkar on Jul 14, 2010
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?