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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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02 Jul 2014
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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Beta refresh [37204]
By Caryl Takvorian

Caryl writes, "The Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Beta, Update 7/14 release is now available for download.

This update includes new features and enhancements based on current customer feedback during the Beta program. We look forward to getting additional feedback!

Feature highlights in this update include:

  • Additional support for C++11, including full support for Lambda expressions and initializer lists
  • Updated Performance Analyzer with a completely redesigned UI that automatically saves your configuration settings and allows you to save custom configurations, new Heap data view, new metrics to track IPC/CPI, and call-tree enhancements
  • Updated Code Analyzer with performance and memory usage improvements
  • OpenMP 4.0 implementation tuned for the latest Oracle systems

And many more features, enhancements and fixes in response to user feedback.."
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01 May 2014
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Oracle Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014 - May 14th, 2014 [36154]
Hear from experts in Java SE 8 , Java EE 7 and Java Embedded

Oracle recently launched Java 8 to the world (March 25, 2014), announcing the revolutionary release of the world's #1 development platform. It is the single largest upgrade ever to the programming model, with coordinated core code evolution of the virtual machine (JVM), core java language, and libraries. Java 8 introduces significant productivity and performance enhancements, ease of use, improved polyglot programming, security and improved performance. Java is the platform of choice for the Internet of Things, cloud, mobile, and social application development, with Java 8 providing the path for platform standardization.

With Java 8, developers are uniquely positioned to extend innovation through the largest, open, standards-based, community-driven platform -- spanning from small devices to cloud-based development. For all you developers out there, a new Java Virtual Developer day is now scheduled and you are more than welcome to join for free.

The Java Virtual Developer Day in EMEA is scheduled for May 14th and you may register.
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29 Mar 2014
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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 [35492]
Beta version available for download

Oracle has announced the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Beta release. Oracle Solaris Studio is a suite of compilers and code analysis tools that assist developers in creating highly optimized, robust, and secure applications for the Oracle Solaris and Linux Operating Systems. These tools help application developers achieve the best performance on Oracle's newest T-series and M-series SPARC servers, Fujitsu's M10 servers, and Intel-based servers.
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