JavaOne talks outline the state of the platform

The clear focus of this year’s JavaOne, going on this week in San Francisco, is the community around Java and the state of the platform. To this end, Patrick Curran, chair of the Java Community Process, described a number of initiatives ongoing within the JCP, which he hopes will open the group to more participation … continue reading

0929.sdt-blog-amazon

The Amazonian apocalypse

Were you Left Behind? Did your company experience some Fallout? Are a Boy and His Dog all that’s left in your IT department this morning because all your admins were up until 2 a.m. every day this weekend rebooting Amazon images? You were not alone. This weekend, Amazon pushed all of its users through the … continue reading

Eclipse goes for the Internet of Things

The Eclipse Foundation today announced its Internet of Things (IoT) projects, making them available online. The projects range from development helpers to server-side frameworks for dealing with the numerous different standards and proprietary protocols that exist in the IoT. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said that “We’ve led quite a few projects … continue reading

SYNTHOS

SynthOS says it’s the non-OS embedded OS

Embedded developers now have a new option when choosing operating systems: no OS. SynthOS is a free-to-use service that builds C code specifically designed to handle all the operating system tasks an embedded developer encounters. Embedded developers can upload their code and have it returned with a complete set of C that handles mutexes and … continue reading

0924.sdt-java

Java EE 8 components approved by JCP

JSR 366 has been approved. In layman’s terms, that means the various pieces and projects that were planned for release in Java EE 8 have been set in stone and readied for development. JSR 366 is the blanket Java Specification Request for the Java EE 8 platform, but the plan for EE 8 includes many … continue reading

0923.sdt-blog

SD Times Blog: The strangest software project I’ve ever run

Before we begin, I should fully disclose that I am about to discuss my personal non-profit and the work we’re doing. I am extremely compromised, super invested, and heavily opinionated about my non-profit, so we’re leaving Neutral Journalism Town and heading for Bias Avenue. That being said, I have spent the past year working on … continue reading

0922.sdt-blog

The Bubble, she gonna burst

I’m calling it now. Keeping in mind while I do this that I have been fabulously wrong in my predictions before, I am now, as we speak, calling this the peak. The bubble might get a little bigger, but it’s coming time for it to pop. Again, I’ve been very wrong before. I called tablets … continue reading

0919.sdt-blog-oracle

Larry Ellison’s no longer CEO, but he’s still very much there

Larry Ellison yesterday announced that he would be stepping down from his position as CEO of Oracle. Instead of CEO, Ellison will now be Oracle’s CTO, and Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be sharing the CEO duties. Is this a big deal? Not really. In terms of the day-to-day running of Oracle, I cannot … continue reading

Image courtesy of Walgreens and Heartland Mobile Council

The big business of APIs

When was the last time you dropped off a roll of film to be developed at the local drug store or supermarket? Walgreens software developers were sure there was a way to get people to come back in to pick up pictures again. But the competition was removing its photo development in the face of … continue reading

0909.sdt-shippable

Shippable ships new version of Continuous Deployment software

Cloud-based Continuous Integration is a scary proposition, what with all the security breaches in the news lately. For enterprises that aren’t prepared to completely commit to cloud-based CI and Continuous Delivery, Shippable has released version 2.0 of its self-titled CI platform today, which for the first time includes the ability to deploy in hybrid or … continue reading

Chef-Analytics

Chef 12 blends open-source, commercial versions

The software cooks at Chef today have put out the first release candidate for version 12 of the configuration-management platform. This is the first version of Chef to include rules-based controls and multi-tenancy support in both commercial and open-source versions, thus removing the distinctions between the two. Instead, Chef will now charge users with more … continue reading

0903.sdt-jcache

After 13 years, JCache specification is finally complete

On March 6, 2001, a specification proposal was born within the JCP. It was called JSR 107: Java Temporary Caching API (JCache for short) and it seemed doomed to languish within the JCP longer than any other specification proposal for the language. But almost exactly 13 years later, in March of this year, the specification … continue reading

Next Page »
Ad will close in seconds
Continue to site
-
HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com