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17 Oct 2011
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NetBeans IDE 7.1 Beta Available for Download [24750]
Now with Support for JavaFX 2.0

The NetBeans IDE consists of an open-source IDE and an application platform that enable developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++. NetBeans IDE 7.1 Beta introduces support for JavaFX 2.0 by enabling the full compile/debug/profile development cycle for JavaFX 2.0 applications. The release also provides significant Swing GUI Builder enhancements, CSS3 support, and tools for visual debugging of Swing and JavaFX user interfaces.
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22 Aug 2011
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Developing Enterprise Applications for Oracle Solaris [24460]
The Perfect Platform for Oracle's Applications

Oracle Solaris is a versatile powerhouse of an operating system that provides a robust, scalable and secure platform for the development and delivery of mission-critical enterprise and ISV applications. Solaris offers investment protection and such solutions as Oracle Solaris Studio and the Oracle Solaris Ready program from Oracle PartnetNetwork. Users will find enormous benefit in the integrated testing and patch verification that has been performed across the Oacle hardware and software stack.
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04 Aug 2011
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Three-fold Focus in Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 Beta Program [24422]
Improvements in Performance, Reliability, Developer Productivity

In its beta release of Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 the focus is on enhancements to performance, reliability and developer productivity, Oracle announces. In the area of accelerating performance, improvements, compiler and library optimizations for the newest Oracle Sun Enterprise Servers; acceleration of SPARC-based systems (incl. SPARC T4) that speed up application performance up to 3x over gcc, with up to a 40% boost over Sun Studio 12; and improvements in application performance of up to 1.5x over gcc and up to 20% faster than Sun Studio 12 for x-86-based systems figure prominently. Application observability has been improved by adding a new code analyzer that identifies common coding and memory access errors and by enabling application concurrency graphs and multi-process application profiling. Enhancements in the area of developer productivity include the capability of remote access from a Windows desktop in development of Oracle Solaris applications; the inclusion of Oracle Pro*C & OCI/OCCI Database development in Solaris Studio IDE; updated support for key open source runtime libraries, including BOOST and Apache C++; and the ability to build applications up to 20% faster than Studio 12.2 and up to 20% reduction in debug information size.
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23 Jun 2011
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Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7 [24288]
New Title by David Heffelfinger from Packt Publishing

David Heffelfinger's new book from Packt Publishing, "Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7", wins the praises of Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine in his blog on The Aquarium. He writes that Heffelfinger has written a step-by-step book documenting " ... all of the Java EE 6 features and APIs (including CDI) using the IDE with the best Java EE out-of-the-box experience : NetBeans 7. It uses GlassFish as the default container and PrimeFaces as a JSF component suite." Packt announces that the ebook, available as both a PDF and ePub download, covers the latest versions of major Java EE APIs such as JSF 2.0, EJB 3.1, and JPA 2.0, and new additions to Java EE such as CDI and JAX-RS.
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30 May 2011
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Oracle Secure Global Desktop Delivers Access to Development Environments [24218]
Oracle's Developers Worldwide Have the Access Required for their Work

As the Oracle white paper "Distributed Development Using Oracle Secure Global Desktop" explains, the Oracle Product Development IT Group (Oracle PDIT) employs Oracle Secure Global Desktop as a gateway to development environments used by Oracle’s software development teams working worldwide on Oracle Fusion, Oracle E-Business Suite, and various other Oracle applications. These software developers use Oracle Secure Global Desktop to access X Windows applications (xterm, fvwm, gnome) running on Solaris OS or Linux servers in the data center, giving them access to various graphical development tools such as Oracle JDeveloper, as well as systems running Microsoft Windows. Oracle PDIT has thousands of concurrent users spread across multiple Oracle Secure Global Desktop arrays around the globe. By this means, Oracle is able to provide its software development teams the access they require to their specific developer environments from any location, reliably and without performance degradation. In addition, administrators can centrally administer access to individual developer environments across multiple locations worldwide.
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17 May 2011
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Oracle Tuxedo 11.1.1.2 Delivers a New Way to Run PHP Applications [24190]
Download the VM from Oracle's Pre-Built Developer VMs Page

The Oracle Tuxedo 11.1.1.2 Web Application Server Demo for PHP has been posted by the Oracle Tuxedo team. This free VirtualBox VM is available from the OTN Pre-Build Developer VMs page. The overview datasheet describes "Oracle Tuxedo ... [as] a service-oriented infrastructure for efficiently routing, dispatching, and managing requests, events, and application queues across system processes and application services." Oracle Tuxedo is said to provide a scalable and highly available mid-tier platform for managing and integrating heterogeneous applications. The VM uses Oracle Linux 5.6 and comes with PHP 5.3 and Oracle Tuxedo 11.1.1.2 installed and configured. SALT and TSAM components of Tuxedo are available as well. Support for Tuxedo's PHP comes from a new mod_tuxedo module for Apache 2.2 (or Oracle HTTP Server), which handles all PHP scripts, using managed PHP processes to execute them and allowing existing applications to run normally. In addition, Tuxedo allows PHP to be exposed as a web service. Perhaps the greatest utility in Tuxedo 11/1/1/2 lies in its reported ability to make it easy to integrate modern solutions in a heterogeneous environment.
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