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Sun-Oracle's new oneness hits an odd bump

" We Are All One " is the optimistic title of an Oracle Technical Network post on the merger on developers.sun.com and java.sun.com into the aforementioned Oracle Technical Network. (Full and probably unnecessary disclosure: I did...


Survey: Java developers totally fine with Oracle's stewardship, maybe

There was a small burst of interest in the Java press last week about a survey conducted by Jaspersoft of developers who use Java and MySQL. The survey sought to see how those developers felt about the future of those two open source...

The Sun software diaspora

InfoWorld' s Paul Krill has meticulously put together a list of Sun folk who have fled the company since the merger with Oracle was completed. If you're interested in Java -- or Sun's software generally, much of which was to one...

James Gosling out at Oracle

One of the fun things about writing a blog is seeing a wide range of news sources churn stories out based on the same kernel of information. Thus, I eagerly scoured the tech press to find out more information about James Gosling's...

Oracle wants to keep Java cool with the kids today

More points of interest from last week's Oracle woo-pitching at EclipseCon ! You might recall that in 2008 Tim Bray (who, by the way, recently turned down an offer to stay with Oracle in order to jump ship to Google and work on...

Oracle to take its time building the perfect JVM -- but where's Da Vinci?

As you may or may not have heard, Oracle has announced its JVM strategy, or at least part of it. Action is needed because the post-merger company has one of those problems that you sort of want to have, in that it now owns two highly...

Java's in new hands -- and here comes the backseat drivers

Oracle is now wholly in charge of Java -- but there's no shortage of people who have suggestions for what they should do with it! To borrow a phrase from a friend of mine, the experience is no doubt akin to being nibbled to death by...

Oracle-Sun closes; mists clear (a little)

Well, the day we've been waiting for has finally arrived: Apple released its long-awaited tablet computer! Oh, wait, wrong blog. No, Sun has finally ceased to exist as a separate entity (at least in the US and Europe) and Java is...

Sun and Java: Looking forward, looking back

As Sun passes gently into that good night, a couple of interesting articles chronicle the moment of transition. The Register has a mildly jaundiced look back at Jonathan Schwartz's history with the company . Schwartz's rise paralleled...

EU: Sun-Oracle merger won't hurt Java

All this time we've spent in limbo awaiting the EU's OK on the Oracle-Sun merger -- the OK that officially arrived this week -- the frustrating assumption for Java fans has been that the hold-up wasn't even related to Java, though it...

Sun-Oracle is really happening; let the carnage begin?

Last month the promised head-on collision between Oracle and the European Commission ended not with a bang, but with a whimper . This means in all likelihood that the EU will give its seal of approval to the Oracle-Sun merger quite...

EU-Oracle battle collapses into a lovefest

Well, the big showdown in Europe between EU regulators and Oracle ended in smiles and positive talk all around, which is about the last thing anybody expected from all the tough talk that had been flying back and forth. My take is...

Will the EU turn its attention to Java to save SAP's bacon?

Here's what's made me antsy as a Java blogger over the past few months: the fate of the technology has hinged on the EU's approval (or disapproval) of the Sun-Oracle merger; yet the EU gripe that's held the whole thing up is centered...

SAP CTO tries to liberate Java with hilariously self-aggrandizing blog post

Oh, I'm sorry, have you been bored by the Sun-Oracle merger drama because it's been all about MySQL and Java has been reduced to a baffled bystander? Well, get ready for some ancillary Java-related corporate drama that has the added...

The EU objects

As predicted by everybody, the EU has issued a formal objection to the Oracle-Sun merger. In particular, the European Commission worries that Oracle will hold back on MySQL development, presumably to prevent the open source database...

The merger drama continues

Some people just don't have much patience! For instance, the big news in the snack food world this month was that Utz and Snyder's of Hanover were going to merge -- except then the two companies called it off, citing the protracted...

Oracle: Your Java-related products are going to be fine, just fine

Hey, Java fan, are you still anxious about the fate of future Java-related technologies after the Oracle takeover? Well, fear not, because Oracle has put an updated FAQ on the subject ! They actually discuss two of the products people...

Java speaking for itself

In the light of the delayed Sun-Oracle merger (and see the New York Times Dealbook blog for a brutal analysis of how the deal was structured to put Sun in a poor position in case of just such delays), there's been a lot of anxiety...

The Sun-Oracle merger is going great!

So in case you've (a) been under a rock and (b) have difficulty recognizing sarcasm, that headline is sarcastic. The Oracle-Sun merger is, in fact, not going well. Let's review all the ways it didn't go well this week!

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