“Is Oracle Good for Java?”

Continuing the series, here’s Bert Ertman’s opinion after Oracle’s OpenWorld : (…) To sum things up so far, Oracle’s message is about integrating everything into a single (bright red colored) solution. They deserve credit for the way their current stack seems to deliver to that promise. However, Java’s promise has always been about opening everything
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Oracle acquires Sun – what’s at stake for Java?

The announced acquisition of Sun by Oracle leaves us Java developpers wondering about the future of this platform. Indeed, Oracle has always been supportive of Java, and an Oracle backend is definitely a natural piece in a JEE architecture, but there will be consequences for the Java world. To start with, there are the databases:
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Google App Engine – Where Does It Fit?

In an interesting article about GAE, Dmitriy Setrakyan points out several limitations of the new Java support in the Google App Engine. Most importantly: 1. You have no control over number of deployment instances. 2. You have no control over load balancing 3. You cannot use any of the existing clustering infrastructure you have What
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Google App Engine: killing many birds with one stone

An interesting fact about the new support for Java in the Google App Engine, is that it supports real, standards based Java; in other words it runs JVM bytecode. It might sound like something trivial, but it’s not. In fact, before the announcement many people had speculated that the Java support in GAE would be
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