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20 Dec 2012
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Underground PHP and Oracle Manual Available on OTN [28985]
Download this Free PDF with the Latest Information on PHP OCI8 Extension, Oracle Database 11g R2

The Underground PHP and Oracle Manual has been updated for Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2, co-author Christopher Jones announces. He and Alison Holloway wrote the manual for PHP programmers developing applications for Oracle Database. According to Jones, the manual, which contains unique, updated material about PHP's OCI8 extension for Oracle Database XE 11g, bridges the gap between the many PHP and Oracle books available. The revised edition contains new chapters about using PHP with Oracle TimesTen, NetBeans and Oracle Tuxedo, along with a new chapter about installing PHP on Oracle Solaris. This free 347-page pdf is available for download on OTN.
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25 Oct 2012
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Oracle Announces GA for Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile [28190]
Cross-platform Capability Boosts Productivity, Protects Investment

Oracle has announced GA of its new HTML5 and Java-based Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile that enables developers to build hybrid mobile applications for multiple platforms, including iOS and Android. Oracle ADF Mobile, which is based on a next-generation hybrid mobile development architecture, allows developers to increase productivity while protecting investments by enabling code reuse through a flexible, open standards-based architecture. With Oracle ADF Mobile, developers using its write once and deploy-to-many capability can extend enterprise applications to mobile devices across platform interfaces even as technology shifts occur.
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05 Jul 2012
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'Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Solaris Porting Guide': OTN White Paper [26799]
Covers Information Useful for Users of Debian, Suse, Ubuntu or Centos as well

Commenting on the recently published Oracle white paper "Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Solaris Porting Guide," available on OTN, Joerg Moellenkamp describes it as an "interesting document" that covers not only RHEL but contains as well information helpful to users of Debian, Suse, Ubuntu or Centos. He writes that the paper covers what one should consider when you want to port your application (or just script) from RHEL to Oracle Solaris 11. Admins, he says, will find the section that describes where the gnu tools are located and the differences between Solaris native commands and their gnu counterparts.
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18 Jun 2012
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Survey says: Java Technology the Top Developer Choice in Eclipse Survey at 79% [26662]
C/C++ is Second but at only 7%

Seventy-six percent of the respondents to the Eclipse Open Source Developer Report and Survey for 2012 claimed Java as the programing language they used most in development. Coming second was C/C++ with a mere seven percent, a pretty clear margin of victory for Java, says Hinkmond Wong in his blog.
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04 Jun 2012
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Improved Throughput and Response Time of SPARC T4-2 [26518]
Running a Java EE Application Server Cluster

In a well documented post on how he achieved improved performance on a SPARC T4-2 Server Jeff Taylor explains that, as a result of running a Java EE Application Server Cluster by deploying the cluster members into Oracle Solaris Containers and binding those containers to cores of the SPARC T4 Processor, both throughput and response times improved appreciably. The post includes both "before" and "after" results of tests with and without processor binding.
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23 May 2012
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The Top 10 Programming Languages [26391]
Java Tops List Once Again

There is a fashion trend in programming languages. While some come and go, others come and stay, according to a survey by TIOBE software. Among the currently popular -- one might more correctly say enduring -- languages, according to TIOBE's survey are these:

  • Java; C; C+; C++; Objective-C; PHP; Visual) Basic; Python; Perl; JavaScript

The survey includes a brief definition of each and an assessment of their respective importance along with the recommendation that as many as possible of the 10 should be in every developer's tool kit.
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