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24 Nov 2014
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Oracle High Scores on GigaOm Research - Sector Roadmap [39660]
cross-platform mobile development

GigaOm analysts Rich Morrow recently covered cross platform mobile development, a hot topic given the effort it takes to develop enterprise apps that fulfill the needs in a BYOD world, and Oracle is helping to fulfill the needs end-to-end needs for enterprise mobile development.

Areas covered include:

  • Write once, deploy to several native codebases
  • Tight integrations to back-ends or middleware
  • A focus on specific use cases
  • Consistent “app identity.”
  • Support for popular coding environments.
  • Native device support

There's some great information covered in the report. Get the whole story here.
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18 Nov 2014
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New Performance Analyzer Overview screen [39282]
By Darryl Gove

Darryl Gove writes, "I love using the Performance Analyzer, but the question I often get when I show it to people, is "Where do I start?". So one of the improvements in Solaris Studio 12.4 is an Overview screen to help people get started with the tool...

The reason this is important, is that many applications spend time in various place - like waiting on disk, or in user locks - and it's not always obvious where is going to be the most effective place to look for performance gains.

The Overview screen is meant to be the "one-stop" place where people can find out what their application is doing. When we put it back into the product I expected it to be the screen that I glanced at then never went back to. I was most surprised when this turned out not to be the case..."
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11 Nov 2014
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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 [39281]
Dramatically Improves Developer Productivity

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 enables developers to generate higher performing, reliable, and secure applications in record time. The latest release of Oracle's #1 C, C++ and FORTRAN development environment for Oracle systems includes dramatically enhanced software analysis tools to help developers optimize application performance and quickly identify memory errors for improved application reliability. It also includes enhanced standards-based, high performance compilers with advanced optimization capabilities, resulting in the best application performance on Oracle's newest SPARC and x86 systems.

Oracle Solaris Studio is included in Oracle's Software in Silicon Cloud and uses the Software in Silicon Application Data Integrity (ADI) feature to help developers find and fix memory errors with minimal overhead.

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 is free to download from the Oracle Technology Network site.
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18 Sep 2014
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Oracle Developer Cloud Service is Live! [38354]
cloud-based software development Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Greg Stachnick writes, "Oracle Developer Cloud Service is a cloud-based software development Platform as a Service (PaaS) and a hosted environment for your application development infrastructure. With the Oracle Developer Cloud Service, development teams can maximize productivity with instant access to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tooling as well as team collaboration and management utilities in addition to seamless deployment to the Oracle cloud platform. Oracle Developer Cloud Service provides an enterprise-grade platform to develop, collaborate, and deploy applications within the Oracle Cloud with support for on-premise deployment and GitHub integration..."
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01 Sep 2014
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Mobile Tornado Accelerates Product Deployment with Solaris Zones [38151]
Leverages Zones V2V capability

Orgad Kimchi writes, "Mobile Tornado is a long-standing partner and hardware OEM of Oracle which provides Instant Communication services for mobile devices, with a focus on enterprise workforce management.

In our ever-changing business environment where products are outdated quickly and on-premise integration cost is sky-rocketing, Time-to-Market (TTM) is becoming the key factor for a successful technology adoption by end-customers. Mobile Tornado asked Oracle ISV Engineering to help them with the design and implementation of a new rapid provisioning environment in-house in order to improve their TTM by reducing the time it takes to deploy their solution at the customer's premises..."
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20 Aug 2014
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Oracle Solaris Preflight Applications Checker 11.2 now available [37913]
Tools helps identify potential issues for applications

The Oracle Solaris Preflight Applications Checker tool is a collection of scripts which identify potential issues for applications which may not be ready to be fully executed on Oracle Solaris 11.

ISV Engineering announced the release of the latest version of Solaris Preflight Checker tool supporting Solaris 11.2. which is now available for download.

The Solaris Preflight Checker enables a developer to determine the Oracle Solaris 11.2 readiness of an application by analyzing a working application on Oracle Solaris 10. A successful check with this tool will be a strong indicator that an application will run unmodified on the latest Oracle Solaris 11.
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