- JavaOne was fun - Some interesting, albeit likely biased, observations.
- Oracle raising prices on MySQL - Rationalizing the pricing to Oracle's way is to be expected, but the removal of Basic and Silver is important and what the prices actually are will be doubly so.
- Gmail unthreads messages - I prefer threaded views and find search works much better than sort.
- MySQL vs PostgreSQL performance - Simply confirms what I think we all knew: PostgreSQL is much faster for inserts, MySQL slightly faster for selects.
- New AWS SDK for PHP - Adds to the existing Java and .NET SDKs.
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: OpenOffice.org 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
- 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
- Hiding in Plain Sight: The Rise of Amazon Web Services - It really is surprising AWS doesn't get credit or press for much of what they are doing. When they announce something they have it working and available, often with a free/beta tier. When most other vendors announce something, it isn't available yet and when it is, you have to pay for it, get a machine, install it, etc.
- EnterpriseDB Announces Support for PostgreSQL 9.0 - 9.0 has some great new replication features that make it even more of a natural cheaper alternative to Oracle.
- The iPad is good for only two things - Admittedly, the first thing is pretty big and broad.
- Oracle and HP settle spat - Having the issue prolonged would not have been good for HP.
- Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Which Is The Best Open Source DB Of Them All? - Will PostgreSQL fill the perceived void created by Oracle's ownership of MySQL?
- Oracle announces Unbreakable Enterprise Linux kernel - This story seems to doubt the performance claims.
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
- View Near Real-time Flights over the U.S. in Google Earth - This is very cool.
- PostgreSQL planner performance fixing - Open source isn't just about "free", for some it is about improving the code!
- Is the browser war pushing us forward or holding us back? - If it really is just about full HTML5 support, any issues should only be temporary hopefully.
- Oracle has new definition of Cloud - As the author puts it, this isn't Cloud, it is Cloud washing. Now, perhaps this box could be useful for Cloud vendors, but if you have to buy a box and more capacity than you might need, it isn't Cloud.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
- Benchmark showdown: High-end Android smartphones - Unfortunately, there isn't one "fastest" phone, but several do very well in multiple but different categories
- Android market share up, everyone else flat or down - Interestingly Palm is flat, RIM, Apple, Microsoft all down
- Amazon Linux AMI - Need Linux in the Cloud? This should save you a little time
- Password Reuse - Hmmm, I'll be changing some passwords now thank you
Monday, September 13, 2010
- Adobe resumes work on iPhone Flash tool after apple reveral - Predictable after Apple's policy change. Adobe can't afford to ignore the iOS platform if they can technically address the market.
- YouTube live: Public access meets old school ESPN, but potential abounds - Being able to watch more second tier sports that the major networks choose to ignore would be welcomed by me.
- Android Leaderboard - I may be on the market for a new phone soon so I'll be watching this.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
links for 2010-09-09: NetApp vs Sun/Oracle quietly resolved; Developer vs CIO perspective; Apple relaxes restrictions
- NetApp, Oracle dismiss patent suit - It is probably the best result since both sides were suing each other.
- Meet the New Kingmakers: Same as the Old Kingmakers - The different perspectives of the Developer vs the CIO.
- Apple throws developers a bone, relaxes restrictions on third party tools - An interesting about face, probably due more to the FTC poking around than Apple wanting to appease developers.
Friday, September 3, 2010
- A Story of O - A little background on Google's not attending JavaOne. An interesting set of comments. Companies and developers can vote with their pocketbooks and feet.
- Flickr gives NASA's historical photos some distribution - Some great pictures.