Sun Microsystems unveiled on Friday an updated beta release of Java Store, a storefront for discovering and acquiring Java and JavaFX applications.
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Sun Microsystems officials introduced on Thursday Sun's upgrades to three Java-based technologies, including the company's latest implementation of enterprise Java. But they were silent on the elephant in the room: How the company's efforts might be impacted by the planned acquisition of Sun by Oracle.
Sun Microsystems, which has been pretty much silent in recent months while awaiting its merger with Oracle, will open up on Thursday about the latest developments in its Java technologies.
Ruby, the popular open source dynamic language, is making headway not only on Java but also on the Windows and Mac platforms.
Microsoft is set to move its Windows Azure cloud platform to a production environment stage, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft chief software architect, said on Tuesday morning.
Microsoft on Monday unveiled Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform, enabling use of Microsoft technologies such as Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in conjunction with the Facebook social platform.
Likening its organizational plan to a museum featuring different galleries of interest, the Microsoft-backed CodePlex Foundation for open source projects this week is talking up its project submission guidelines, which were released last week.
Salesforce.com's deal with Adobe Systems linking Adobe Flash to the Salesforce.com Force.com cloud application platform could help better establish Force.com as an entity separate from the company's core online CRM platform.
Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell touted Dell's "Efficient Enterprise" strategy Wednesday at the Oracle OpenWorld 2009 conference and was joined briefly onstage by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who stressed that Oracle is a major user of Dell equipment as well as a partner.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has been fawning all over Sun Microsystems technologies lately, such as Java, the Solaris OS, the MySQL database, and the SPARC CPU platform. But it still remains to be seen how Oracle will deal with redundancies in the Java enterprise application server and IDE spaces once Sun becomes part of Oracle.
Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison both took the stage at the Oracle OpenWorld 2009 conference to offer reassurances that Sun technologies will not go away should Oracle complete its planned acquisition of Sun.
Research In Motion (RIM) will preview on Tuesday technologies enabling application builders to use Web development skills to build programs for the company's BlackBerry smartphone.
Signaling an intent to compete with giants in the collaboration software space, Google is introducing an API to extend the Google Sites collaborative content development tool, featuring a capability to migrate files from workspace applications such as Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes to Sites.
Anyone finding Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscriptions a tough sell for management used to Microsoft's one-time license fee for Windows must emphasize that there are more factors to be considered, chiefly return on investment, Red Hat officials said Friday.
Preaching on Red Hat's perceptions of open source, Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst on Wednesday asked the audience at the company's technical conference whether they want flexibility in their IT architectures or if they want what Oracle CEO Larry Ellison supposedly wants.