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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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06 Aug 2014
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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Beta Update [37693]
By Larry Wake

Larry suggests, "If you haven't had a chance to try out the beta release of Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 -- or if you're still working with the original download -- now's the time to get the updated bits.

What this includes: support for C++11, an updated Performance Analyzer, support for OpenMP 4.0, and lots more. The July refresh now incorporates fixes and enhancements based on feedback from beta participants..."
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31 Jul 2014
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Learning Java Programming with BlueJ [37580]
By Tori Wieldt

Tori Wieldt writes, "When you talk with people about learning to program, and especially learning to program in Java, the BlueJ environment is often mentioned as a good introductory environment to get started. BlueJ is a free Java Development Environment designed for beginners, used by millions worldwide. It is also is an excellent environment in which to gain a good understanding of fundamental principles of object-oriented programming..."

Author Micheal Kolling explains "When asked why beginners should not just start by using Eclipse or NetBeans - environments known for their excellent toolset and great functionality - the answer typically points to the great value of BlueJ's simplicity and interactivity for gaining a thorough understanding of programming principles..."
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