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Oracle – Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2010 Day1 Key note

Tech Days 2010 – Day 01

As you walk into the HICC convention center at Hyderabad, where the Tech Days 2010 is hosted, you will greeted by folks sitting in different stalls including a Technology Book stall that offers a 25 % discount on all books, a stall for Education where enquiries around Training & Certification are handled and also a stall dedicated for StarOffice/OpenOffice.Org.

On a stage that reflected only bright red colour from one end to the other, Ravichandra Kulur displayed his extraordinary skill in playing the Flute quite effortlessly. It was mind blowing.

It was followed by a demonstration around a new feature in VirtualBox called teleporting and then about a really cool drawing tool developed using JavaFX.

Krishan Dhawan, Managing Director of Oracle India addressed the crowd after this. He Assured that Java and Mysql Will continue going, its part of their investments which also will keep going.

As James Gosling walked on to the stage, thousands of Tech Days Delegates gathered in there gave him a very warm reception. He covered quite a few things in his keynote, starting with the staggering statistics about 10 billion-ish Java Enabled Devices, a number more than the human population on earth(!), jdk 7, Java EE 6, Glassfish v3, Netbeans 6.8, Java Card 3, JavaFX.

Among several interesting things that James Gosling spoke on day 01 of Tech Days 2010 at Hyderabad, a few things that stand out in his keynote is his reference to Java being used in all Universities across the globe as part of undergraduate courses and how students could just “Learn (it) Once and Work Anywhere,” his mentioning of blogs by Mark Reinholds and John Rose to pick up new knowledge on Java technology, his excitement about the auto deployment feature of Glassfish v3 that enables a developer to modify his/her code on the fly without wasting any time and finally about his thoughts on multi-threaded programming and its significance a few years into the future (say 2030), where one might see processors that may have more than 5000 cores(!!!), courtesy Moore’s law.

What interested me personally was the software that James was using to run through his presentation. Though he was using an Apple laptop, I was sure he was neither using a keynote or an OpenOffice.Org. He revealed to us at one point of time during his presentation that he was using an application that he developed using JavaFX to run through his slides!!! That was kind of cool.

Several break out sessions (a.k.a tracks) on different technologies occurred at different locations within the venue and it all appeared to be well-received by the delegates. And after all that, we had some entertainment session in the late evening, something that’s unchanged on the Tech Days agenda for several years now.

A good day 01 at Tech Days 2010

Oracle Changes Sun Subscription Preferences to Oracle in March

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Subscription(s) to Sun Newsletters have been mapped to Oracle equivalent publications which you will begin to receive in the coming weeks.

We hope that you will decide to continue receiving the Oracle newsletters, however if you wish to make changes to your Sun subscriptions, we encourage you to please login to your Sun account and modify your preferences on that system before March 31, 2010. You can opt-out of all Sun communications via the Sun Do Not Email form at any time if you wish to stop receiving Sun communications.

After March 31st we will begin the process of consolidating your subscription preferences under an Oracle Profile account and will notify you when this has been completed. Please note that if you create or have an existing Oracle Profile account, your Sun subscriptions will not be reflected on that account until our consolidation efforts have been completed.

In addition to managing your e-mail preferences, your Oracle Profile account provides you with access to Oracle events, downloads and product information – as well as access to Oracle’s various sites and services. Learn more about the Oracle newsletters and create an Oracle Profile account.

Watch top sites on Google Trends- downfall in many sites in 2010

Google Trends is a great tool to get an overview on terms people are searching for with the largest search engine in the world. It also shows interesting trends. And something is definitely going on with searches for a few large social networks using Google.

At some point in mid January, a group of sites including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and Foursquare saw a huge drop in number of searches for their domains. Now, to be clear, these are only searches for the .com names, for example, “” and “” and not just the terms “facebook” and “youtube” themselves. Still, across the board, traffic had been rising for these .com domains and then at the same time all dropped off a cliff.

One might think this has to do with the China situation (Google warned it might have to pull out of China after saying it would remove previous restraints on searches). But drilling down into the data shows that while the searches from China did take a big fall, they did as well from other countries around the world too.

Other sites saw drops as well, but by far these large social sites saw the most pronounced drops that all seem to be aligned. Weirdly, did not see any drop (though I’m not sure who uses Google to google

We’ve reached out to Google for some clarification or insight into this and will update when we hear back. The logical answer would seem to be that they switched something in mid-January that led to these huge drops in social site searches on Google, but who knows. Maybe we have a wild honey bee extinction situation going on here within Google.

Update: Google’s own also seeing a drop. As are several popular European social sites like an Explaination from Oracle Corporation


In an effort to get information out to the Kenai community quickly, while trying to manage the integration of our two companies, I think we did a poor job at communicating our plans for to you.  I would like to remedy that now.  Our strategy is simple.  We don’t believe it makes sense to continue investing in multiple hosted development sites that are basically doing the same thing.  Our plan is to shut down and focus our efforts on as the hosted development community.  We are in the process of migrating to the kenai technology.  This means that any project currently hosted on will be able to continue as you are on  We are still working out the technical details, but the goal is to make this migration as seamless as possible for the current projects.  So in the meantime I suggest that you stay put on and let us work through the details and get back to you later this month.

Thanks for your feedback and patience.

Ted Farrell

Oracle Corporation

Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz resigns

When you’re on your way out of a job, there’s a lot of fun ways to exit. Some choose to take all the staplers in the office, some show up to the last day in shorts, some pull a Jerry Maguire. And some tweet out a haiku.

That’s exactly what Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz did tonight. Here’s his tweet:

Today’s my last day at Sun. I’ll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a #haiku. Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more

Really, what more needs to be said?

Schwartz had been serving as Sun’s CEO since 2006; prior to that he was the company’s COO. It has been known that he would resign for several days now following Sun’s sale to Oracle, which the EU just approved.

Schwartz has always enjoyed this type of public discourse, as he continued to blog in a time when very few CEOs would dare do such a thing. His latest post was on January 27, describing what he’d be doing next.

As for where life takes me next, you should follow me via Twitter at openjonathan to find out. I’ll also be rehosting this blog (and again, stay tuned to Twitter by following me here). I expect to do my part to keep things interesting.

Indeed. Tonight he started that off with a bang (and we love the two self-promotion links).

The Closure of Project Kenai

It’s with a sad heart that we have to announce that the domain will be shutdown as part of the consolidation of project hosting sites now that Sun is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle.

Project Kenai has always existed as two different things: Kenai the infrastructure, and Kenai the website (  While it has come time to close the domain of, the infrastructure (which is already used under will live on to support other domains in the future.

With this decision from Oracle to close the domain, it is now time for project owners to begin the process of migrating their repositories and content over to other locations.  A few things to note as you begin this process:

* More then one forum thread is going on at this time discussing alternative sites for hosting projects; this one appears to be the most active:

* For Source repositories, SVNSync can be used for Subversion.  Git, and Hg are pretty simple by nature to move.

* Wiki source code is available to all project admins and can be cut and paste into any other site that supports the Mediawiki syntax.

* For Issue Trackers and Forum content, we are looking at ways to make that content available, but we have nothing at this time in place.  If you can come up with a way to move the content on your own, proceed as such.  Please do not wait for us.

The website will be closed to the creation of new projects in the next week.  The complete shutdown of the site and the removal of the domain will be completed in the next 60 days (April 2nd 2010). This should provide ample time for all projects to be moved to a new home of the project owners choice.

If you have a private project (only available to Sun internal projects) those projects will continue to exist.  We will send information about how to access those in a separate notice.

Any public projects that remain after the 60 day limit (April 2nd 2010) will be removed when the site is turned off.

It has been an amazing ride, and a great pleasure to personally work with so many of you over the last year or so. From the entire Project Kenai Team I want to thank you for all of the feedback, criticisms, and support over our time together.

With much respect,

The Project Kenai Team

Webinar: Develop SIP Solutions with SailFin

Free Webinar: SailFin – Delivering SIP capabilities to Java EE, GlassFish developers
Bring Your Questions to the Live Q&A!

Dear Satish Kumar,

The newly released Sun GlassFish Communications Server (SGCS) 2.0, built from open source Project SailFin, is a scalable, highly available, converged application server that brings the power of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) servlet technologies to the Java EE Platform. SailFin, based on GlassFish, is a perfect fit for developers familiar with Java EE and GlassFish and looking for SIP solutions.

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Oracle Finalizes Acquisition of Sun MicroSystems Jan 2010

Oracle Corporation –

We are pleased to announce that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and Sun is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle. With this news, we want to reiterate our commitment to deliver complete, open and integrated systems that help our customers improve the performance, reliability and security of their IT infrastructure. We would also like to thank the many customers that have supported us throughout the acquisition process.

There is no doubt that this combination transforms the IT industry. With the addition of servers, storage, SPARC processors, the Solaris operating system, Java, and the MySQL database to Oracle’s portfolio of database, middleware, and business and industry applications, we plan to engineer and deliver open and integrated systems – from applications to disk – where all the pieces fit and work together out of the box.

Performance levels will be unmatched. Oracle’s software already runs faster on Sun SPARC/Solaris than on any other server or operating system. With Sun as a part of Oracle, each layer of the stack will be engineered to further improve performance, reliability and manageability so that IT will be more predictable, more supportable, and more secure. Customers will benefit as their system performance goes up and their system integration and management costs go down.

In addition, our open standards-based technology will give customers choice. Customers can purchase our fully integrated systems, or easily integrate our best-of-breed technologies with their existing environments. Our open technology also enables customers to take full advantage of third party innovations. Oracle also plans to extend its partner specialization program to include Sun technologies to better enable partners to deliver differentiated and value-added solutions to customers.

As always, our primary goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to delivering without interruption the quality of support and service that you have come to expect from Oracle and Sun, and more. Oracle plans to enhance Sun customer support by improving support access, offering better interoperability support between Oracle and Sun products and delivering services in more local languages. Support procedures for your existing Sun and Oracle products are unchanged, so for now you should continue to use the same channels you’ve been using. Customers can continue to purchase products from Sun in the same way they did prior to the acquisition. We will communicate any changes to this through regular channels.

We are very excited about this combination and look forward to delivering to you increased innovation through accelerated investment in Sun’s hardware and software technologies such as SPARC, Solaris, Java, and MySQL. If you weren’t able to join the live event on January 27 where we, along with Larry Ellison and other executives from Oracle and Sun outlined how this powerful combination will transform the IT industry, you are welcome to view the replay that can be accessed at


Charles Phillips
Safra Catz