Full speed ahead: Oracle to ship Java 8 in March, even with bugs

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Company to focus on ‘showstopper’ bugs between now and then in JDK 8, and wait to fix lesser bugs later. By Paul Krill | InfoWorld Oracle plans to ship JDK (Java Development Kit) 8 on March…

Java gives Android development an edge

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Evans Data survey also finds app dev is quicker for Android than for rival OSes, due to improved tooling and cross-platform development. By Paul Krill | InfoWorld Java familiarity is key to developers being able to…

Gartner MQ For Horizontal Portals: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle Lead + 8 Emerging Trends

Gartner Horizontal Portals 2013

By David Roe. A quick look back at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals over the past two years compared with this year’s Magic Quadrant seems to point to a stagnant market. However, while IBM,…

Microsoft And Oracle Will Announce Major Cloud Computing Partnership Next Monday

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Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, its Azure chief Satya Nadella and Oracle’s president Mark Hurd are holding a joint press conference next week, just two days before Microsoft’s Build developer conference is scheduled to kick…

Analysts say software industry may be leaving Oracle behind

File photo of Oracle signage at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 event in San Francisco

“For a long time they’ve held firm on pricing for maintenance, which is their highest margin business, and they’ve really stuck it to their clients,” said Goldmacher. “Now that you have an ever-growing raft…