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San Francisco JUG Gets Two Day Session on Java EE 6 & GlassFish
Includes Demos and Project Code as Download
Java EE 6 and GlassFish were the subjects of the day at a Java Users Group held in San Francisco on August 14, 2010, where Roberto Chinnici spoke on the Java EE 6 platform, and Arun Gupta conducted a hands-on workshop on Java EE 6 and GlassFish. The speakers gave a preview of Java EE 6, explained the key technologies introduced in the platform, and demonstrated a lot of coding using NetBeans IDE.
Free and Open Source S/W
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InfoWorld Announces Its Bossies Awards for 2010
The Best Open Source Software for Business
For some years now, InfoWorld has been assessing open source applications and naming "best of" winners in its Best of Open Source Software (Bossie) Awards program. The report of this year's winners includes VirtualBox as well as an informative history of open source applications and their evolution. The article notes that "open source" does not mean the same thing to everyone in the field, citing the examples of MySQL and Android to make its point.
Partners
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The Line-up of Partner Events at Oracle OpenWorld 2010
Dedicated Sessions, Keynotes and Demos on the Agenda
What can partners expect at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld 2010? The company has a full line-up of partner activities, beginning with the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Forum on Sunday Sept. 19, followed by a series of Partner Pavilions and partner-only sessions to be held throughout the conference event, which ends on the 23rd.
Software
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Oracle's Exadata Storage Server Software Version 11.2.1.3.1
Update to OEL and a Number of Bug Fixes Included

Oracle's Exadata storage server software has a new release. Version 11.2.1.3.1 includes a full OS image with an update to Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 and a number of bugs fixes to relieve cell server crashes and hangs, reports the Pythian blog's Marc Fielding, who remarks that both storage server and database portions of this patch can be applied in a rolling fashion, avoiding entire database downtime.

Events
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Enterprise Java Cloud Strategies Virtual Conference
Scheduled for Sept. 9
Oracle's Enterprise Java Cloud Strategies Virtual Conference will take place on September 9. This interactive virtual conference will consider the latest features and best practices for using Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g, with a special focus on how to take advantage of cloud computing architectures.
Servers
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Two New Sun Netra Servers Introduced
Sun Hardware, Oracle Software Combine to Satisfy Telcoms' Need for New Services
Two new Sun Netra servers - Sun Netra CP3270 Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) blade server and Sun Netra X4270 AC and DC carrier-grade rack server - were introduced this week. These servers are designed to help network equipment providers and communications service providers keep pace with rapidly growing demands for new services, such as 3G- and 4G-wireless data and voice-over-IP.
OpenStorage
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DDRdrive's X1 Proves Itself a Useful Device in Non-clustering ZFS Roles
Delivers Substantial Acceleration of Synchronous Writes
By hiding the write latency of disks and thereby enabling the use of economical, high-capacity drives, Logzilla, a key component of the ZFS Hybrid Storage Pool, can accelerate synchronous writes, blogger Adam Leventhal observes, conceding at the same time the role played by the fast SAS and SATA SSDs from STEC in the Sun Storage 7000 series. He adds that using SAS-attached SSDs is a simpler and more reliable, though slower, clustering solution than the traditional PCI-attached DRAM device, however.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 150 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 149 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, Vol 148 Issue 1, the top 10 articles were:

  • Takes on the Upcoming Oracle Solaris 11
  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g Accelerates Java Development
  • Inside the Sun Ray
  • Oracle Makes the Case on Why Its Virtualization Portfolio Beats Other Vendors
  • 'Exadata' or 'Database Machine'?
  • Sun Certification Program to be Integrated with Oracle
  • Ellison to Present Opening Keynote at JavaOne 2010
  • Some Background Information on Logzilla and Readzilla
  • Scaling Web Services with MySQL Cluster
  • Keeping Track of OpenSolaris Logins and Logouts

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    Top 50 Articles on Web Site This Week
    August 29th to September 4th
    We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

    The date on which the article was published is listed after the article title.

    The longer version of this article has list of top 50 articles for this last week.

      Developer
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      Light Weight User Interface Toolkit (LWUIT) 1.4 is Now Available
      Adds XHTML Component, Blackberry Support, Enhanced Virtual Keyboard
      Light Weight User Interface Toolkit (LWUIT) is a UI library targeted for mass-market mobile devices. The open source technology offers advanced UI capabilities and a clean API that is inspired by Swing. Recently, version 1.4 was released with a new XHTML component which is expected to make rendering dynamic web content and embedding rich text locally in the Java ME applications easier. Additional features such as a BlackBerry and enhanced virtual keyboard functionality allow developers to target a much wider set of devices for their Java ME applications.
      Sysadmin
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      Using Storage Index with Oracle Exadata 2
      And a Look at Whether Hybrid Columnar Compression Removes the 255-column Table Size Limit

      A couple of postings on the Pythian blog site, both posted by Christo Kutrovsky, address the question of whether Oracle Exadata 2's Hybrid Columnar Compression removes the 255-columns limit that numerous users have commented on, as well as how best to design data tables. The first blog is "Designing for Exadata: Maximizing Storage Indexes Use."

      Configuration Directions for Transparent Failover with Solaris MPxIO and Oracle ASM
      Oracle Sun Storage 6180 Array Uses Multipathing

      The Sun BestPerf blog Transparent Failover with Solaris MPxIO and Oracle ASM is a report by Akiko Marti on configuring failover with Solaris MPxIO (Multipathing), Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and the Oracle Sun Storage 6180 Array, in which configuration failover was completely transparent to the Oracle database.

      NetBeans
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      NetBeans IDE 6.10 Milestone 1 Available for Download
      Focus is on Enhancements in Java EE, GlassFish, WebLogic, Java, PHP
      NetBeans IDE 6.10 Milestone 1 is a stabilized development build. Areas affected by this release include Java EE, GlassFish, WebLogic, Editor, Java, JUnit, and PHP. The final release of NetBeans IDE 6.10 is planned for January 2011.
      Security
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      Security Configuration Benchmark for Solaris 10
      Best Practice Standards for Security Configurations
      The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit enterprise that provides enterprises with consensus best practice standards for security configurations. In July, CIS released its Security Configuration Benchmark for Solaris 10 11/06 through 10/09. This document is specifically designed to address the recommended security settings included in Solaris 10 11/06 (Update 3) through Solaris 10 10/09 (Update 8) running on x86 or SPARC platforms.
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