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30 Nov 2010
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Solaris Studio and Solaris 11 Express [23692]
Guaranteed Binary Compatibility with Studio + Solaris

Yet more from LISA10, this time a 28:11 video from Vijay Tatkar's blog that covers a discussion Tatkar and Don Kretsch had with OTN's Rick Ramsey on Solaris Studio. A significant part of the discussion centered on the unique Application Binary Compatibility Guarantee to be found in Studio + Solaris. Tatkar writes that " ... binaries built on several previous releases of Solaris (from Solaris 2.6 and up) and with Studio compilers, will continue to run on newer versions of Solaris," without, he adds, the introduction of incompatibilities.
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25 Nov 2010
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What's Great in Solaris 11 Express for Developers [23694]
Oracle Invites Developers to Jump Aboard, Help with the Ride to GA

Oracle Solaris 11 Express has a number of new features that application developers will find interesting and useful. George Drapeau of Oracle ISV engineering discusses some of these with Rick Ramsey on OTN in a 19:45 video. The items under discussion include the use of Solaris 10 branded zones and new DTrace probe, along with the new security and availability features and virtualization features that enterprise developers in particular can employ. Drapeau explains that the release was built to provide developers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with what they will find in Solaris 11 when it is in general availability. Standard Oracle support options are available for those users who wish to take advantage of them, according to Drapeau.
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16 Nov 2010
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Oracle Solaris Studio Performance Tools [23664]
Answers to the Questions Users Typically Ask

The 35-page Oracle white paper "Oracle Solaris Studio Performance Tools" presents the kinds of performance questions users typically ask about Solaris Studio, and then describes the user model and its several steps for using the tools.Finally, it reviews a number of examples of what the tools can do.
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16 Nov 2010
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Taking Advantage of OpenMP 3.0 Tasking with Oracle Solaris Studio [23665]
Everything a Developer Working in OpenMP Might Need for Creating Enterprise Applications

"Taking Advantage of OpenMP 3.0 Tasking with oracle Solaris Studio," an Oracle white paper, discusses how Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 software provides developers with all the compilers and tools they might need to generate scalable, secure, and reliable enterprise applications in OpenMP, which is an emerging standard model for parallel programming in a shared memory environment. According to the white paper, Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 fully supports the OpenMP 3.0 specification, including the tasking feature, which enables developers to use directives to define pieces of work, called tasks, that can execute concurrently. This technical white paper further shows how to use Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 to implement, profile, and debug an example quick sort (qsort) OpenMP program.
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14 Oct 2010
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"How to Build Better Applications with Oracle Solaris DTrace" [23561]
PDF Slide Presentation Spells the Process Out

The slide presentation "How to Build Better Applications with Oracle Solaris DTrace," prepared by Oracle's Brendan Gregg, Principal Software Engineer, and Jim Mauro, Senior Principal Software Engineer, approaches the subject from four aspects: What is DTrace?; Using DTrace; Application Analysis; and USDT Probes. Concluding supplemental example slides include code for Which ZFS file?; Running zfs.d; Measuring ZFS file write latency; Time-based user-mode profile; and User stack trace for mutex_trylock () call.
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14 Oct 2010
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The Developer Days Appliance for VirtualBox [23547]
Hands-on Database Application Development Hands-on Lab

The Oracle Technology Network Developer Day document describes the installation of a virtual guest appliance that provides pre-configured Oracle software to use while working on the Hands-on Database Application Development hands-on lab (HOL). The authors state that the subject Database Development Appliance is necessary for completing the Hands on Labs in the Java, Apex and Database Development tracks; it is not necessary for the .Net Track.
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