Friday Jun 01, 2012

Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd on Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud provides Java and Database as Platform Services and Customer Relationship Management, Human Capital Management, and Social Network as Application Services.

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Watch a live webcast with Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd on announcements about Oracle Cloud.

Date ? Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Time ? 1:00 p.m. PT – 2:30 p.m. PT

Register here for the webinar. You can also attend the live event by registering here.

Oracle Cloud is by invitation only at this time and you can register for access here.

Friday May 25, 2012

NetBeans 7.2 Beta - Built for Speed, Deploy Apps to Oracle Cloud

NetBeans 7.2 Beta is now available.

The release includes notable features such as Scene Builder integration in JavaFX; support for multiple PHP frameworks; updated Groovy support; and many other enhancements in Java EE, Maven, C/C++ and the NetBeans Platform.

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The New and Noteworthy wiki provides a complete list of highlights in this release. For Java EE, JPQL query validation and completion, property completion in persistence.xml for EclipseLink Persistence Provider, and updated warnings for non-portable CDI behavior are some updates.

There is also brand new support for developing and deploying your Java EE apps to Oracle Cloud and Amazon Beanstalk. The complete instructions are available here. Note, access to Oracle Cloud is by invitation only for now.

Download NetBeans 7.2 Beta now!

Tuesday May 15, 2012

SecuritEE in the Cloud

Java EE 7 and the Cloud theme continue to move full steam ahead. In a PaaS environment where infrastructure is shared and configuration tends to be split between the PaaS Provider (vendor or IT) and the PaaS user, security requires additional flexibility.

The SecuritEE blog covers Java EE security. The first two entries (here, here) begin to address Java EE 7 PaaS security.

If security is important to your Java EE applications, add the RSS feed to your reader.

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Java EE 7 Platform Early Draft Specification Now Available

The Java EE 7 Platform Expert Group has released an Early Draft of the specification. The Appendix EE.B describe all the changes in this version. The associated Web Profile Early Draft is released as well and the Appendix WP.A.1 describe the changes from previous versions.

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Following the JCP 2.8 transparency rules, the progress can be monitored at javaee-spec.java.net and feedback provided at users@javaee-spec.

The following individual components have also released their Early Drafts:

Thursday Feb 02, 2012

Cumulogic, yet another PaaS platform for GlassFish

Cumulogic is another PaaS provider offering Java as a platform and specifically GlassFish 3.1.1 as of their December 2011 release.

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CumuLogic PaaS has a dual public and private cloud strategy and support for Amazon EC2, OpenStack, Citrix-CloudStack, Eucalyptus, and VMware vSphere. It also offers RESTful APIs to manage the application lifecycle, and PaaS administration APIs to manage and monitor the platform.

For more details, you can read their data sheet, one where you'll learn that James Gosling is one of the company's advisors.

Wednesday Oct 19, 2011

Cameron Purdy on the Java Spotlight Podcast

The Java Spotlight Podcast, your weekly fix of Java from Oracle (with more than 250k downloads) had Cameron Purdy on the show for an interview in episode #52.

Cameron the VP of Development at Oracle responsible for WebLogic, GlassFish, Java EE, TopLink, and of course Coherence.

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That's a pretty nice set of technologies right there and if you're interested the hear how the pieces come together under the Cloud/PaaS theme, make sure to listen to this interview (7 minutes into the show if you're in a hurry).

JavaOne 2011 was a great opportunity to interview a lot of folks so make sure you subscribe to the podcast for future content.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2011

Oracle Public Cloud - about the Java PaaS Side

As previously shared, the Oracle Public Cloud is here.

By the very complete nature of this cloud offering, it may be a little frustrating finding mostly high-level descriptions of the service on the web. For the Java PaaS part of the offering Reza Shafii's blog is one that you want to bookmark.

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In a succession of blog posts Reza will be demonstrating that this Java cloud service is for real world enterprise applications, not ones that have to be built with some of the other PaaS upfront constraints. In particular, we're talking here about a Java EE container in the cloud and not about a new proprietary container in the cloud.

Thursday Oct 06, 2011

Oracle Public Cloud is here

The cat is now out of the bag here at JavaOne/OpenWorld : Oracle Public Cloud is here.

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This cloud is very complete with an Oracle Database service, a Java PaaS service, Fusion HCM and CRM apps, and even a social network. Of course with integrated identity, and full manageability with Oracle Enterprise Manager this is obviously meant to be an enterprise cloud.

All this is available for a monthly fee with a 30-day trial. Check it out.

Monday Oct 03, 2011

JavaOne 2011 Java EE Technical Keynote Demo - under the covers

The "Java EE Applications in the Cloud" demo in Linda DeMichiel's JavaOne 2011 technical keynote covered a lot of ground - PaaS, virtualization, orchestration, elasticity and more.

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If you've missed it or if you want to learn more, this page as a link to a detailed screencast and all the instructions to run the demo yourself using a recent build of GlassFish 4.0.

It's still early days, so you still have an opportunity to share feedback and influence both the overall Java EE 7 direction as well as GlassFish 4.0.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2011

InfoQ's recent cloud panel featuring William Vambenepe

InfoQ recently published a Virtual Panel on "SOA and Cloud Computing" with five participating subject matter experts. While the term SOA may sound a bit out of fashion these days, it appears that there is consensus about the fact that it can help well-designed business applications move to the cloud.

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In particular, Oracle's William Vambenepe considers that moving to the cloud without identifying application components, dependencies and interactions would only "really just be a move towards virtualization". The panel also discusses wether Cloud Fatigue will follow SOA Fatigue and if that is a bad thing. "Does WS-* have a future in cloud/IT management automation?" is another interesting question.

If you're interested in cloud computing and not following William on his blog or twitter account, you probably should (the latter has significantly more volume, consider yourself warned!).

I have to say I like short bio's. William's is nice but so is this one.

Wednesday Feb 09, 2011

GlassFish on Azure, now with full details

After this "GlassFish and Java EE 6 everywhere, even in the Azure cloud!" entry from last month, Arun has now posted a TOTD detailing the steps to get this to work with a recent promoted build of GlassFish 3.1.

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The experience is quite different from uploading a few application artifacts to a PaaS environment as it requires a fairly comprehensive list of Windows software to be installed, special steps to install the JVM, some XML configuration and a few other things to get you started. Until GlassFish becomes a default option, this TOTD is very valuable.

This blog post closes with a list of TODOs. My favorites would be around database access, load-balancing, elasticity and monitoring of the shared resources. What about you?