Java 10 Released, First in the New Faster Cadence

Oracle announced the general availability of Java SE 10 (JDK 10) this week. This release, which comes barely six months after the release of Java SE 9, is the first in the new rapid release cadence Oracle announced late last year. The new release schedule, which the company is calling an “innovation cycle,” calls for…

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Preview of New Features in MySQL 8

MySQL is gearing up for its 8th version, expected to be released in 2018. A full 28 months have passed since the first general release for MySQL 5.7.9, and there have already been five release candidates for MySQL 8, ranging from 8.0.0 to 8.0.4. These release candidates are only intended for development purposes and should…

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Python Creator Is Computer History Museum 2018 Fellow

Guido van Rossum is one of the three honorees who become Fellows of the Computer History Museum this year. His award is for the creation and evolution of the Python programming language and for leadership of its community. Guido van Rossum is one of the three honorees who become Fellows of the Computer History Museum this…

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Java is the perfect match for internet of things apps

Businesses and organizations today are always on the lookout for new tech that uplifts excellence, but is cost-effective. Software or apps that are Java-based help companies realize these values. Java is an open source, platform independent and most preferable technology, as well as global standard, for implementing every kind of app, including web-based, client-server, cloud,…

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JavaFX will be removed from the Java JDK

JavaFX, Oracle’s 10-year-old rich client development technology for Java, will be decoupled from the Java Development Kit (JDK) and broken out into its own separate module. Making JavaFX its own module will make it easier to adopt and clear the way for new contributors, Oracle said. The company added that with the faster release schedule…

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MariaDB ups the stakes in database war with Oracle

The open source database company MariaDB is aggressively courting Oracle customers, offering more portability and ease of migration to help enterprises make the switch. The open source database company MariaDB is aggressively courting Oracle customers, offering more portability and ease of migration to help enterprises make the switch. MariaDB was developed by some of the…

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Microsoft updates Azure services for SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL

The announcement also marks the introduction of the first joint solution following McAfee’s acquisition of Cloud data security company Skyhigh Networks in November a year ago. Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Wednesday announced that its Cloud Security Platform will now protect Microsoft Azure and claimed to deliver the industry’s most extensive solution to secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS),…

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LinkedIn Develops MySQL Query Analyzer Tool

In order to optimise the performance of their MySQL instances, LinkedIn has created a Query Analyzer tool in order to analyze and tune expensive queries. It runs on the network layer, stores everything within a centralized server, and provides a UI for users to analyze metrics. LinkedIn runs a multitenant MySQL architecture. This is mainly due…

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Toyota Adding $2.8 Billion to Self-Driving Software Outlays

Toyota Motor Corp. ans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing self-driving vehicle software will be just as efficient as the factories that build its cars. The company needs faster and more reliable methods for writing software because self-driving cars require “millions and millions” of lines of computer code, according to…

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