Oracle introduces chatbots into its Mobile Cloud Platform

Oracle announced at its OpenWorld 2017 conference that chatbots are being introduced into its Mobile Cloud Platform, to enable natural language conversation between mobile users and their applications. The platform is underpinned by three core philosophies: that it be open and tool-agnostic, that it use chatbots, and that it have multi-channel analytics, according to Suhas … continue reading

Oracle announces developer platform updates at OpenWorld conference

Oracle today revealed updates to its application development tooling as well as its vision for an autonomous database cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 and JavaOne in San Francisco. The company announced three key new pieces to its Oracle Container Native App Dev Platform: a managed Kubernetes service, a new continuous integration and delivery service and … continue reading

ZeroStack announces new cloud development platform, Apple acquires Regaind and more – SD Times News Digest: October 2, 2017

ZeroStack announced software that provides consistent development platform for multiple locations Cloud company ZeroStack announced a software defined infrastructure that provides SaaS-delivered multi-cloud container operations. This will provide developers with a consistent platform to develop on no matter where they are located. A development environment that is cloud-based should eliminate the problem of developers in … continue reading

Oracle turns over Java EE to Eclipse Foundation

Making good on its intention to make Java EE more open, Oracle yesterday selected the Eclipse Foundation to be stewards of the enterprise edition of the platform. According to Oracle, moving Java EE technologies to an open-source foundation will enable those working on the specification to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing, and … continue reading

SD Times blog: Oracle…chatbots…instant apps

A few months ago in the pages of SD Times, I wrote a column about contextual awareness being the next important hurdle to clear in application development. I’ve also recently written about the next-generation of human interfaces, which are morphing from visual and typed inputs into voice communication.  A conversation I had with Suhas Uliyar, … continue reading

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Oracle proposes changes to Java release cycle

Oracle is proposing to move to an every-six-months release cycle for Java SE and the JDK, beginning with the release of Java 9, the company announced today. Java is currently on a less agile, feature-driven release model. The plan would be to have a time-based major release every six months, starting in March 2018, according … continue reading

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JDK 9 is almost here. Again.

JDK 9 is less than three weeks away at the time of the writing and one of the burning questions is whether it has been worth the wait.  Originally, general availability was slated for release in September 2016, then March 2017, July 2017 and finally September 2017.  So, it’s taken some time, but when you … continue reading

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Oracle opens up Java EE

Oracle continues to make progress Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. Specifications are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer. As the delivery of … continue reading

Oracle Open Source Library now available to C and C++ developers

The production release of the Oracle Database Programming Interface for C (ODPI-C), which gives more streamlined access to C and C++ developers to Oracle Database, has been launched on GitHub. The open-source wrapper is aimed primarily at language interface developers, allowing users to quickly call more common features of the Oracle Call Interface (OCI), the … continue reading

Oracle open sources new tools focused on containers

Oracle is helping development teams build and operate containers with three new tools it is releasing into open source. The tools — Smith, Crashcart and Railcar — are designed to tackle containerization challenges commonly faced.   “Containers are more popular than ever. Here at Oracle, we use containers for many of our cloud services. While … continue reading

Kubernetes and Oracle

CoreOS Fest: Oracle invests deeper in Kubernetes

Oracle announced plans to invest heavily in the Kubernetes ecosystem today at CoreOS Fest. As part of its investment, the company will dedicate engineering resources to the container orchestration project in order to improve critical enterprise requirements such as scale, security and operations. “Kubernetes is one of the premier orchestration platforms for deploying distributed systems, … continue reading

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Oracle releases API solution on Oracle Cloud

Oracle is expanding Oracle Cloud Platform offerings with a new API-first solution. The company announced the availability of the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, which was developed with API-first design and governance capabilities from its recent acquisition of Apiary, as well as Oracle’s own API management capabilities. Oracle announced the acquisition of Apiary in January … continue reading

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