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James Gosling, the "father of Java", is the hero, the star, the god of many Java conferences such as JavaOne. I have seen the adoration and worship, as recently as four months ago at JavaOne 2009. Yesterday I witnessed a performance by James Gosling in a very different setting. At Oracle Open World (at least three times the size of JavaOne) he is seen by many as ‘just an interesting looking gray haired fellow in a T-Shirt and jeans’.
They are somewhat surprised that Ted Farrell, chief architect of Oracle middleware development technology, makes way for this old geezer. And some even leave the room – how interesting can his story be. After the session, I run into James on the escalators, wearing his jeans, T-Shirt and bagpack with laptop – just like 1000s of other attendants on this conference. Of course he is still recognized by many, but he is slightly out of the universe that revolves around him in a setting that has yet to get to know him and appreciate him. I can imagine that must be tough. Or a nice challenge, see how to win this audience over too. One way of doing that is of course by throwing gadgets into the audience – a favorite stunt of his – and he donated a few More >
Last Friday I attended a product briefing at Oracle HQ that prepared me for today’s Oracle Open World 2009 keynote presentation by Ted Farrell on development tools and middleware. Oracle will soon (some time November?) release what it calls Patch Set 1 for the Fusion Middleware 11g stack and this article goes into the new bits and pieces that we will see coming up in JDeveloper 11g and ADF 11g. Which clearly demonstrates that ‘patch set’ is misnomer of sorts. Sure enough, there will patches – fixes for bugs – in this release, but the list of new functionality and features (Duncan Mills boasted about 550+ new features) make it clear that there is much more to it than just patches. I was more than a little (pleasantly) surprised with this list. Let me share some of the details- and unfortunately I cannot demonstrate anything at this point as the software is not yet available.
Some of the common themes that link the new elements together include developer productivity (and fun), team productivity, end user experience and best practices. And of course filling some of the holes that existed in the previous releases – in terms of things not working and also obvious things simply not More >
This article is about APEX – some of my initial impressions from the pending (deep into 2010) APEX 4.0 release. And the title is in no way meant to be ironic, contrary perhaps to popular belief. Yesterday I saw a presentation/demonstration by Mike Hichwa and David Peake from the APEX team and it provided me a with a number of new and useful insights. And I want to state clearly: I was impressed by some of the information about and demonstration of APEX.The Enterprise Cloud (for Application Development)
I was at JavaOne earlier this year and one Sun’s proud announcements there was ‘application development in the cloud’ with Zembly. And while that is nice, it really is a first attempt that does not even come close at what APEX has been doing for quite some time now: provide a cloud based shared development environment, centrally managed and fully accessible through a browser.