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Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Oracle adds more automation, business networking, recruitment tools and a plethora of digital assistants to its cloud apps.

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Oracle Java updates have become easier to ignore

If the five new features in the new JDK don’t excite you, just remember the next JDK is only six months away

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Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud connect

Direct network connection and identity interoperability allow customers to run workloads across the Microsoft and Oracle clouds

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Oracle Java Card updated for IoT applications

Java Card is a software technology providing isolation between secure hardware and software services

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Red Hat offers support for open source Java on Windows

Pricing is not disclosed for the new OpenJDK support program

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Oracle’s Wookiee brings microservices to Scala developers

The open source framework is tailored to building concurrent, message-driven applications

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Java SE’s OpenJDK could be headed to GitHub

Developers could see more automation if the project moves from Oracle’s Mercurial server

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Eclipse takes over all Java EE reference components

Oracle has contributed 100 percent of Java EE and GlassFish application server components to the foundation

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Removed from JDK 11, JavaFX 11 arrives as a standalone module

Developers must now explicitly include JavaFX modules in applications

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Oracle forges a Java microservices framework

The Helidon framework supports the MicroProfile technology and is intended to make it easier to develop microservices

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Oracle and Intel seek to build a Java API for SIMD support

The Java Vector API aims to provide a mechanism to write complex vector algorithms in Java

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Java will no longer have ‘major’ releases

The twice-yearly Java releases will get new version numbers, but they won’t have the degree of change that whole version numbers have historically indicated

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How PostgreSQL just might replace your Oracle database

Although heavily dependent on Oracle today, Salesforce seems to be seeking database freedom—and its efforts could result in the same freedom for all enterprises

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JavaFX will be removed from the Java JDK

Oracle’s rich media web technology will be broken out of standard Java as of JDK 11, and will proceed at its own pace

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Most powerful Internet of Things companies

The Internet of Things is predicted to grow to a $1.4 trillion market by 2020, which means there are opportunities for big businesses to make a lot of money. These are the most powerful IoT companies that will be shaping this growing...

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Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications

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Oracle joins the serverless fray with Fn

The functions-based, open source serverless computing platform requires Docker and initially supports Java

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ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

Votes are due by November 8 to approve the project request, which could compete with Red Hat’s Shenandoah

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