Oracle Netherlands 25 years

This year is the 25th anniversary of Oracle’s branch in The Netherlands. For this occasion Oracle has organised an event in Aalsmeer on november 19th.
My employer Whitehorses is a silver sponsor for this event. You can visit our stand for more information on the company and how we can help you solve your IT-problems.
For more information visit the event’s website.

Application Express Listener available

Oracle has put the Application Express Listener up for download. It’s an early adopters release, so it’s not supported, but I think it’s still worth giving a try.

The download is available at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/application_express/html/apex_listener_download.html

I think it’s a very significant change in Apex. This allows developers to use their existing web server (like Tomcat or Weblogic), instead of Oracle HTTP Server/mod_plsql or the XDB HTTP protocol server/embedded PL/SQL gateway.

Read the Installation Guide for more information.

Oracle buys Sun Microsystems

Oracle buys Sun

Oracle buys Sun

It has finally happened. Sun has been taken over. Not by IBM, but by Oracle!

This move implies that Larry Ellison has big plans in his competetive struggle with Microsoft. Because with Sun come a lot of nice bonusses. The operating system of Solaris, SPARC hardware platform, VirtualBox, the Java programming language and the MySQL database just to name a few. And not to forget: OpenOffice.
Oracle can now offer services on every level from hardware to software. From small companies to large multinationals. Maybe in the future we will run an Oracle Operating System and write our documents in Oracle Open Office on our Oracle Desktop Machine…

Time will tell…

More info: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/2009-0420/index.jsp