Category Archives: Politics

Oracle migrates from java.net to GitHub

Today I was officially notified by Oracle that they started to move several projects from their own (failed) java.net platform to GitHub. This is really great news as it paves the way for simpler contribution, including usage of GIT and … Continue reading

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Microsoft shuts down Codeplex, recommends Github

Today I read the news that Microsoft initiated the shutdown of their proprietary service Codeplex and recommends users to migrate to Github. While I personally prefer Gitlab as it is completely open source and European based, I really approve this … Continue reading

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Oracle still ignores community’s will

The Java community for some time complained that Oracle isn’t a good Java EE steward, as neither JCP-decided schedules had been fulfilled, nor external parties where effectively allowed to chime into the stalled JSRs. Voices claimed it might be time to … Continue reading

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Oracle still has no clue how to go on with Java EE 8

So here it is, the long awaited JavaOne announcement on the future of Java EE 8, and what it tells us can be summed up quite simply: Oracle still has no clue how to go on with Java EE 8, … Continue reading

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Microsoft® Linux®

So after making their formerly proprietary Windows operating system POSIX compatible, integrating it into a UNIX environment by providing NFS etc., acquisition of two Linux distributors (Novell with Novell OES, and with it the subsidiary SuSE with SuSE Linux) and selling Linux (SELS) … Continue reading

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What, “Whale Wars” is real?!

Packing my goods in the bag, the cashier at the mall said “Whale Wars. Cool Series.”. It needed a second until I understood that he referred to the cab I was wearing: A black “Sea Shepherd” beanie (which is my … Continue reading

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