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Java 8 Free Online Course: Lambdas And Streams
July 14th
David Delabassee writes, "It is probably fair to say that Java SE 8 is the most important Java release in the last decade - if not more! With the introduction of Lambda expression, Java SE 8 introduced a fundamentally new way of programming. The new Streams API lets process data in a declarative way while leveraging the underlying in more efficient way, etc.

During this summer, Oracle is conducting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Java 8 Lambdas and Stream. This free online course will start soon (July 14th)..."

Bombora CEO Erik Matlick On The Evolution Of B2B Data
Guest post by Erik Matlick, CEO of B2B intent data provider Bombora
Erik writes, "So-called 'Big Data' isn't just important; it's literally BIG. In many cases, it's too big to be useful to marketers because it cannot be analyzed and acted upon in time on a large scale. At this point in our ongoing quest to gain insight into consumers' needs and wants, very few data sources haven't been plumbed. In the B2B sphere, many marketers are accustomed to targeting based on job titles and demographics, which are important, but don't tell the whole story about prospective customers and their influencers, especially given how much information is actually available..."
MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.22
By Andy Bang
Andy Bang writes, "We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.22 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. It will also be available via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud in a few weeks. This is a maintenance release that includes a few new features and fixes a number of bugs. You can find more information on the contents of this release in the change log.

You will find binaries for the new release on My Oracle Support..."

MySQL Partner Jumpstart Webinar
MySQL Enterprise Edition

Claudia Nastase writes, "Learn why MySQL is the #1 most popular Open source relational database and how to leverage MySQL Enterprise Edition to maximize performance with reduced cost, lower than any other competitor.

This video includes the latest features included in MySQL Enterprise Edition, partner opportunities, management tools and technical support and certifications..."

Cloud Computing
Oracle Cloud Platform Launch Wrap-Up
Addition of 24 new platform and infrastructure services to the Oracle Cloud
Gene Eun writes, "Oracle held a live event at its headquarters in Redwood Shores, announcing the addition of 24 new platform and infrastructure services to the Oracle Cloud. The launch event was headlined by none other than Oracle's Executive Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison. I was lucky enough to attend in person and thought I'd share some of the highlights of the day.

The day got off to an early start with a full lineup of executive interviews..."

Cloud Momentum
By David Dorf
David writes, "You likely have heard that Oracle is undergoing a massive business transformation to embrace cloud solutions. According to reports, cloud sales are going better than expected and this part of Oracle's business is growing fast. The retail business unit is, of course, on-board and picking up momentum. Recall back in April we released a set of cloud services based on assets acquired from Micros. They are:

  • Oracle Retail Brand Compliance -- tracks supply chain during product development
  • Oracle Retail Customer Engagement -- CRM including loyalty, gift cards, and campaigns
  • Oracle Retail XBRi -- loss prevention analytics
  • Oracle Retail Open Commerce Platform -- e-commerce platform
  • Oracle Retail Order Broker -- rule-based inventory sourcing
  • Oracle Retail Order Management System -- order management

Then earlier this week we released Oracle Commerce Cloud, a SaaS solution for online retailers..."

Are You Cloud Curious?
New videos to help you building your strategy

Richard writes, "The cloud has revolutionized how organizations are building and leveraging systems and applications to run their businesses.

We've added two new videos to our informative webcast series on channel opportunities in the Oracle public cloud, where we'll explore key components of our PaaS strategy and offerings, and how partners can elevate their business with Oracle Cloud solutions..."

Oracle Linux 6 Administration Professional Certification Now Released
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

The Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration (1Z0-105) has been released and you can now book your exam date.

Oracle certification exams are a real proof of your expertise and well recognized in the industry.

Prior to taking this certification you should have passed one of the following certifications

  • Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator
  • Oracle Linux Administrator Certified Associate

Here are some steps you can use as you prepare...

Service Provider Cki: Designs Oracle Supercluster Cloud For U.S. Government
30x workload throughput improvement over IBM Mainframe and 10x number of users
Computer Knowledge Inc. articulates Oracle transformational engineered systems infrastructure and methodologies consult with the United States government to reduced costs and increased operational efficiencies.

Oracle SuperCluster Solution

  • Unified backup mechanism using external ZFS storage backup appliance (ZBA)
  • Active data recovery plan consists of Active Data Guard configuration with asynchronous redo shipping between the Production site location and the disaster recovery site
  • Runs custom Java applications, IBM WebSphere, 11gR2
  • Oracle customer replaced an existing IBM mainframe circa 1990s with Oracle SuperCluster

Oracle SuperCluster Performance Results ...

vBeers - Broward - Funky Buddha
Wednesday, June 10th. 2015: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Funky Buddha - Oakland Park

Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry! This event is sponsored by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA)

Adopting Oracle VM Manager For Oracle Vm Server For SPARC Guests
Friday Spotlight with Jeff Savit

Jeff writes, "Customers using Oracle VM Server for SPARC (formerly called 'logical domains') are increasingly looking at Oracle VM Manager to provide a unified management platform with Oracle VM Server for x86. While most customers use Oracle VM Server for SPARC's native command line interface or Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, Oracle VM Manager provides ..."

Partner Webcast - Oracle Weblogic 12C On Oracle Database Appliance X5
Thursday, July 16th , 10am CET (9am GMT/11am EET)
Thanos Terentes Printzios writes, "With data growing at unprecedented levels, application providers need a robust, scalable and high-performance infrastructure. Oracle Database Appliance is known as a simple, reliable, and complete package of software, server, storage, and networking for ISV applications that can save time and money by helping them streamline deployment, maintenance, and support of application workloads.

Oracle WebLogic on ODA evolved Oracle Database Appliance to an ISV solution in a box, a complete solution for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications in a fully integrated system that delivers highly available Database and WebLogic services..."

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 208 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; Vol 207 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, the top 10 articles were:

  • The Solaris 10 Recommended patchset really does contain ALL available OS security fixes!
  • Virtual Compute Appliance 2.0.4 Released
  • Oracle Extends World's Most Comprehensive Enterprise Cloud Portfolio
  • Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff
  • OTN Virtual Technology Summit
  • Use Oracle Storage To Your Competitive Advantage
  • Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Revenue Increases 8.3% Year Over Year in the First Quarter of 2015
  • PaaS Launch and Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration
  • New Oracle Commerce Cloud Helps Companies Quickly Build, Easily Optimize, and Nimbly Extend Selling Experiences
  • Take Early JDK 9 For A Spin In Early NetBeans 9

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

    Libreoffice 4.4.4
    fourth minor release
    The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 4.4.4, the fourth minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family, with over 70 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.3. New features introduced by LibreOffice 4.4 are listed on this wiki page.

    The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice in enterprises and large organizations with the backing of professional support by certified people...

    Simplify Enterprise Mobility With Mobile Application Framework
    Q&A By Mitchell Palski, Oracle WebCenter Sales Consultant

    • How can Mobile Application Framework deliver Secure, Seamless Mobile for the Enterprise?

    • Is it possible to Develop Cross-Platform Mobile Applications with Mobile Application Framework?

    • We've been hearing a lot about Digital Experience in the market today. How can Oracle Mobile Application Framework be leveraged to deliver optimized user Experiences?

    • Integration is a common concern among business and IT today. Can you Integrate Data and Services across the Mobile Enterprise?

    • What about Connectivity? Can you Simplify Mobile Connectivity in the Cloud?

    • Finally, security is also a common concern when deploying anything on multiple devices. Can Mobile Application Framework deliver Secure Mobility Across All Layers?

    Read on

    Remote Development With Solaris Studio
    By Younseo Roh
    Younseo writes, "With Solaris Studio 12.4, remote development of native (C/C++/FORTRAN) and Java applications has become more convenient and streamlined. This is made possible by the feature of creating 'pure Java' desktop distribution of the IDE. Furthermore, with Studio IDE client available on most of major OSes, developers will have convenience of multiple client systems connecting to a single source repository with single copy of Studio compiler.

    Here's how to do remote development with Solaris Studio IDE..."

    Java Technology
    Code Watch: What Made Java Win?
    Larry O'Brien, SD Times
    "Java's emergence 20 years ago was the last time a programming language enamored the industry. It was not the first time: It had been the rhythm of the programming community to anoint a new 'it' mainstream programming language every seven years or so. While that pattern has clearly been disrupted, I believe that it is more than possible that another language will sweep into popularity in the coming years..."
    JavaOne 2015 Java EE Track Committee: Johan Vos
    Meet some of the committee members for the JavaOne 2015 Java EE track
    This is the third in a series of interviews for you to meet some of the committee members for the JavaOne 2015 Java EE track. The committee plays the most important part in determining the content for JavaOne. These good folks really deserve recognition as most of them devote many hours of their time helping move JavaOne forward, often as volunteers. If JavaOne matters to you, these are folks you should know about.

    This interview is with Johan Vos.

    Streamline Java Development With Cloud Services
    Webinar Reply
    "Want to learn to deliver java applications to market faster? Reduce hardware and software costs for new development and testing environments? Improve DevOps efficiency? Build, test and run enterprise-grade applications in the Cloud and on premise?

    If so, you will want to listen to this webinar replay. On June 11, we hosted development expert James Governor, co-founder of RedMonk, and Daniel Pahng, President and CEO of mFrontiers, LLC, an ISV with hands-on experience developing enterprise mobility and Internet of Things (IOT) solutions, for a live webcast on developing applications in the cloud..."

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