Archive for December, 2009
Michael “Monty” Widenius, the man who brough us joy and pain by creating MySQL, has started a campaign for saving MySQL. He demands that that the European Commission should only approve the Oracle/Sun deal if
- MySQL will be sold to a competitor or
- Oralce guarantees (by signing some paper) that all previous version of MySQL will still be freely available and additionly will be released as free years for the next three years.
I’m not giving anyone an advice whether to sign the petition or not but everyone should take a look at the campaign and decide on which side he or she stands. More information about the topic and a little Q &A can be found at Monty’s blog.
One of the most discussed (and most controversial) topics in the last years concerning the future of Java was the introduction of Closures. After 2008′s Devoxx Closures were off the Java7 release. One year later at the same event Mark Reinhold revoked it and announced that Closures will be in Java7 (and hence delaying Java 7 for a few months). Read the rest of this entry »
On Monday the final votes for “JSR 316: Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) Specification” have been submitted and with little surprise it has been approved.
JavaEE6 marks a major milestone in enterprise Java with the arrival of subspecs such as CDI, JPA2, EJB 3.1 (with EJB Lite) or Servlet 3.0. But the most important part for me is the new web profile which was really overdue. Read the rest of this entry »