Thursday, September 30, 2010

links for 2010-09-30: Gosling on JavaOne; MySQL prices going up; Gmail capitulates; MySQL vs PostgreSQL performance; PHP SDK for AWS

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

links for 2010-09-28: forked into LibreOffice; Free Software Defenders; Platform as a Service Adoption

  • LibreOffice: A fresh page for OpenOffice - As other open-source projects from Sun have been terminated, kept as tokens for the community, or left to wither away with no investment (the list includes OpenESB, OpenSSO, Mural, OpenSolaris, and more), it isn't a surprise to see a spinoff from OpenOffice but this is one that certainly has more visibility as it is actually software end-users use.  It will be interesting to see how things play out and if Oracle joins and grants use of the name.
  • OpenOffice goes its own way - Another story on the subject.  Oracle has not commented yet but IBM has although with no commitment one way or the other.  Google, Novell, Ubuntu, and others are supporting the foundation.  See the FAQ too.
  • The Defenders of Free Software - Interesting read.  I have no doubt that there are 100s of violations or improper use of open-source out there.
  • Platform as a Service: Current vs Future Returns - Everyone says it is a matter of time until enterprises are on the Cloud, but how long will it be before more than Amazon style IaaS is accepted?

Monday, September 27, 2010

links for 2010-09-27: Benioff fires back at Larry; PostgreSQL vs MySQL Performance; Droid X Dumping

  • Salesforce's Benioff: "Clouds aren't in a box" - A host of great one-liners, a couple of the best:
    • “The cloud is a multi-tenant shared architecture that runs on a pay-as-you-go model,” not a million dollars just to get started.
    • We’re not going to show you computers taller than you. We’re not going to show you a cloud in a box because clouds aren’t in a box. They never were. That’s the whole idea.
  • Database speed tests (mysql and postgresql) - part 1 - It doesn't appear to be tuned much at all, but interesting results nonetheless.  MySQL 5x slower?
  • Why I dumped my Droid - What leading smart phone doesn't have battery issues?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

links for 2010-09-21: Amazon Hiding in Plain Sight; PostgreSQL 9.0 released; iPad good for two things; Oracle and HP make up; Unbreakable Enterprise Linux kernel performance doubts

Monday, September 20, 2010

links for 2010-09-20: Flight data in Google Earth; PostgreSQL performance fixing; Browser war hurting us?; Oracle's new Cloud definition

Thursday, September 16, 2010

links for 2010-09-16: Android benchmarks; Android market share up; AWS Linux AMI; Password resuse

Monday, September 13, 2010

links for 2010-09-13: iPhone Flash tool back on; YouTube goes live; Android Leaderboard

Thursday, September 9, 2010

links for 2010-09-09: NetApp vs Sun/Oracle quietly resolved; Developer vs CIO perspective; Apple relaxes restrictions

Friday, September 3, 2010

links for 2010-09-03: Google not at JavaOne; Historical NASA pictures