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Oracle Buys Sun of $7.4B

In a stunning turn of events, Oracle steps in and buys Sun amist the breakdown of IBM's attempt to acquire Sun.

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IBM in talks to buy Sun Microsystems for at least $6.5B

Reuters reported this morning that IBM is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems, which could "bolster their computer server products against rivals such as Hewlett-Packard Co."

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By Steven HainesMarch 18, 2009
Topics: Programming, Java, Web Services

Amazon Announce EC2 Reserved Instances

Cloud computing provides a mechanism for companies to affordably scale their applications to support user demands. Amazon's EC2 is a cloud computing solution and with the announcement of reserved instances, Amazon has significantly reduced the cost.

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CIO.com on Safari Books Online

I read an interesting article today on CIO.com that both emphasizes the value of Safari Books Online as well as provides some tips on making the most of your Safari account. If you've read any of my articles and updates here on InformIT.com, you already know that I love Safari - I find myself in Safari at least a couple times a week because of the sheer number of available books and the powerful search capabilities that help me find what I'm looking for quickly. Why lug around 50 lbs of books when you have online access to a ton of books?

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JavaFX

What do you think about JavaFX? Can it compete with Flex and Silverlight? Will it be the future of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) or just a passing fad?

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By Steven HainesMay 22, 2008
Topics: Programming, Java

New Performance Tuning Methodology White Paper

Learn the proven performance tuning methodology that I used to successfully tune the performance of Enterprise Java environments for companies ranging from small 10-person development teams to large-scale Fortune 500 companies.

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Oracle Wins U.S. Regulatory Approval for BEA Purchase

Bloomberg reported yesterday that US Regulators approved Oracle's purchase of BEA. What does this mean to you?

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Geronimo 2.1 is released

This release represents the latest open source Java Enterprise Edition 5.0 application server from the Apache Geronimo project, and continues the evolution of the Apache Geronimo server by adding new features and capabilities to a fully compliant and certified Java Enterprise Edition 5.0 container suitable for everything from a development environment to enterprise-level deployments.

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By Steven HainesFebruary 21, 2008
Topics: Programming, Java

JBoss World 2008 Next Week in Orlando

Join me at JBoss World next week in my home town of Orlando. Along with the JBoss gurus presenting everything you want to know about JBoss, I'll be presenting a talk on Continuous Performance Testing.

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By Steven HainesFebruary 7, 2008
Topics: Programming, Java

Triangle Java Users Group on Monday 1/21/08

If you're in the Raleigh Durham, North Carolina area on Monday I'll be speaking at the Triangle Java Users Group about a subject very near to my heart: Continuous Performance Management.


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By Steven HainesJanuary 20, 2008
Topics: Programming, Java

Oracle buys BEA for $19.375/share

As a CNBC reporter stated, "Larry Ellison always gets his way". And it is true, for about $8.5B Oracle is acquiring BEA after last year's attempt failed.

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Technology Innovation

What's the next big innovation in programming technology? Join me for a discussion on what you think will be the next big thing to hit our development horizon.

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By Steven HainesNovember 7, 2007
Topics: Computer Science, Programming, Java

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