Oracle’s Java API Suit Against Google – Five Years Later

Feld Thoughts

Oracle sued Google over a series of Java-related patents they got when they acquired Sun. My favorite line from the whole thing was James Gosling’s (who was one of the authors of one of the original patents and a key creator of Java) when he wrote The s**t finally hits the fan. ” Oracle also got copyrights to the Java APIs. Remember, Java was theoretically Open Source, but like so many things in our world when lawyers get involved “it’s complicated.”

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Open Source and Big Data: Two Things I Love About LinkedIn.

Diego Basch

I’ve been at LinkedIn for four months now, and this day gives me the perfect excuse to write a post about two things I love about this place: open source code and big data. Open source: I think LinkedIn has contributed some great open-source products to the world.

Trending Sources

Open Sourced Software Differentiates Vaadin from closed source dinosaurs


But it is not, however, how things work in the world of open source. Open source software has been brought to wider public attention by brands like Linux and Firefox, both of which who have thrived to gigantic proportions due to their open nature.

Vaadin Raises $6 Million For Open Source Development


Finnish Industry Investment and Swedish eEquity have invested $6 million in Vaadin , an open source company building components and tools for web application developers.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Open Source to the Rescue The more I delve into the bevy of open source tools and frameworks the more Im stunned when I see poorly executed applications. Fortunately, an open source Apache product named Tika helps us achieve this with fairly little effort.

Framework Benchmarks Round 10


Compiled languages such as C, C++, Java, Scala, and Ur continue to dominate most tests, and Lua retains its unique position of standard-bearer for JIT languages by showing up within the top 10 on many test types. Since Round 9, 675 issues were opened and 511 issues were closed.

» Facebook Image Uploader – Java Applet – Replica Script? - By.

Steve Poland

Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact Facebook Image Uploader – Java Applet – Replica Script? The java applet image uploader used on Facebook is slick — you select your pics from a file-tree and then it shrinks the files on your own computer before uploading to Facebook (which is nice when a dummy user is trying to upload 10 files that are 4mb each, and is wondering why it’s taking forever).

Day of The Dead: Web Drives Strong Demand for Java Skills

» Day of The Dead: Web Drives Strong Demand for Java Skills Tweet As I have argued before, in IT everything is dead. So what about Java, in light of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, and the complete win of the web over everything else? So the cool kids aren’t using Java.

Day of The Dead: Web Drives Strong Demand for Java Skills

» Day of The Dead: Web Drives Strong Demand for Java Skills Tweet As I have argued before, in IT everything is dead. So what about Java, in light of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, and the complete win of the web over everything else? So the cool kids aren’t using Java.

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup


Closely Aligned Functional Needs The most common reason that a language and platform is chosen is because there's an existing set of (often open source) functionality that you can tap into that aligns closely with your functional needs. It's way easier to get your pages setup in these languages than by choosing Java alone. Of course, I'm not sure that anyone chooses Java alone.

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

Many of the categories are wide open. Many of the categories are wide open. open source. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook.

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Standing Cloud Raises $3 Million

Feld Thoughts

Standing Cloud’s standard application catalog includes 100 open-source and commercial applications; its Platform-as-as-Service (PaaS) capabilities support multiple programming languages, including Rails, PHP, Java and Python, and a wide range of cloud service providers and orchestration software systems. My friends at Standing Cloud have closed another $3 million financing from us ( Foundry Group ) and Avalon Ventures.

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CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

As one of the coherent commentators says below, Joel Spolsky himself laments schools teaching Java with the same basic reasoning of my article above, albeit more diplomatically stated.) .NET It’s an *freaking open source*.net lorf: NET supports JAVA. Expensify Blog.

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Bedrock programming

Chris Dixon

“Bedrock programming” is a phrase used to describe a style of programming that favors building code from the ground up versus reusing existing open-source or proprietary code. We also wrote our own versions of core Java libraries (because, it was said, the existing ones weren’t sufficiently thread safe).

How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company

Inc Startups

People we talk to can''t hire enough employees with iOS or Ruby on Rails or Java skills today says Jon Bischke, CEO of recruiting software maker Entelo. It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. Here''s how to give yourself an edge. Need to hire an engineer?

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Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second

We call the automation "Priam", after Cassandras father in Greek mythology, it runs in a separate Apache Tomcat JVM and we are in the process of removing Netflix specific code from Priam so that we can release it as an open source project later this year. Open positions at Netflix.

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When You Should Still Use a Relational Database Instead of NoSQL

Software Development Estimates, Where Do I Start?

Diego Basch

There is a type of software development that works like this: porting old applications to a new language (say COBOL to Java back in the day). The malleability of software makes it easy to explore an open problem.

The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

Usually running an app means compiling the code and bundling it with the necessary runtime, like Java code and a Java Virtual Machine (optionally with additional middleware like Tomcat and/or Spring). Other examples are what Heroku calls a  Dyno ,  CloudFoundry Warden , and the most recent one by Google:  lmctfy  (it seems that creating and open sourcing your own application container is the new hip).

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Startup Resources

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources. High Quality, and open sourced! t have time to learn iOS or Java during the weekend. Mantis (Open source).

How to build a multi-million dollar website without spending a cent

The Next Web

With the growth of open-sourced platforms and advent of ‘freemium pricing models’, the time to try is now. My personal favorites would be Java (Grails), Ruby (on rails) and PHP.

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Business of Software Blog

Java Code geek meets Entrepreneur. Opening European office. infosec, open source, pens & apophenia. Online travel, late-stage bootstrapping, international expansion, open data. It’s always entertaining to see how people respond to this question. This appears on attendee badges and is usually an entertaining way to get conversations going. Not everyone realizes we’re serious. We are.

Artificial Intelligence: Implications On Marketing, Analytics, And You

Occam's Razor

Our current red flags are sourced from what human means today, what works means today, what our relationship with technology means today. The Known Unknowns are going to be a source of job security for the next two or three years (perhaps less on the Marketing side). A rare post today.

How to Work With a Contract Web Developer: Picking A Platform

The Ninth Yard

The most popular languages for web development these days are Ruby, C# (c -sharp), Java, PHP, and Python. Java, Python - they all get the job done. These open source languages are supported by volunteers and rely heavily on devoted enthusiasts to maintain and improve them. I'd put Java and the.NET MVC framework in the enterprisy category. The Java and Microsoft developers tend to gravitate towards large, established companies.

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Conjecture: Scalable Machine Learning in Hadoop with Scalding

Code as Craft

This estimation is particularly important when used for ranking our cost-per-click search ads, a substantial source of revenue. ” It consists of three main parts: Java classes which define the machine learning models and data types. Intro.

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Programmer Competency Matrix

source code version control Folder backups by date VSS and beginning CVS/SVN user Proficient in using CVS and SVN features. build automation Only knows how to build from IDE Knows how to build the system from the command line Can setup a script to build the basic system Can setup a script to build the system and also documentation, installers, generate release notes and tag the code in source control. Good knowledge of editors, debuggers, IDEs, open source alternatives etc.

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Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why You Need to Learn.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Developing with Dojo often involves studying its source code so a working knowledge of JS is needed. After all, you wouldnt want to jump into Scala without learning Java first. Open Source to the. Web 2.0


How To Survive a Ground-Up Rewrite Without Losing Your Sanity


You can pick up messy, half-functional open source projects and gradually build new products around them. aka: Screw you Joel Spolsky, We''re Rewriting It From Scratch! This is a guest post by Dan Milstein ( @danmil ), co-founder of Hut 8 Labs.

What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup

For example, Redmine — an open source developer productivity tool — is commonly installed at individual companies. You can assume the attacker now has a copy of your source code, all credentials you have, all your databases, and all information you had like e.g. log files.

Some Things Great Software Companies Do That You Don’t Have To | Rob Castaneda, ServiceRocket | BoS USA 2016

Business of Software Blog

Little bit about me, I founded ServiceRocket, actually it was called CustomWare, back in 2001 and was the founder and CEO and the most popular open-source rock opera of 2016 I was a part of. And then one day mysteriously the CD arrived the US with a thing on it called Latte and none of the Delphi or C++ people wanted it, it landed in my lap and it was a beta version of J Builder in Java and my world was totally opened from there. Rob Castaneda, CEO, ServiceRocket.

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Why PHP Is Fun and Easy But Python Is Marriage Material


Within reason, my general advice is “go with what you know” By “within reason”, I mean if what you know is a relatively mainstream language (Python, PHP, Ruby, Java, C# etc.). I think a lot about choices and decisions at startups.

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Four Months of statsd-jvm-profiler: A Retrospective

Code as Craft

It has been about four months since the initial open source release of statsd-jvm-profiler. Rather than just announcing exciting new things, this is a good opportunity to reflect on what has come of the project since open-sourcing it and how these new features came to be.

ForgeRock Scores $7M From Accel


Out of Norway, ForgeRock , the open source vendor behind the I3 Open Identity Platform, today announced it has received $7 million from Accel partners. The I³ products family maintained by ForgeRock includes OpenAM (access manager), OpenIDM (identity manager), and OpenDJ (java directory service) among others. ForgeRock technology is built on open standards and deployed by a global network of system integrator, consulting and training partners.

Driving developer adoption

Hazard Lights

Ten years ago architectural standards in large or mid sized companies were set by the CIO or Architecture review boards and the choices were fairly limited (Solaris, Linux or Windows for the OS; Oracle, DB2 or mySQL for the database; Weblogic, Websphere or jBoss for the app server, Java or.Net for languages, etc).

A Look at Responsive CSS Frameworks

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From $0-100million with no sales people. The Atlassian 10 commandments for startups.

Business of Software Blog

So in the next 24 hours, I found out that a hacker had hacked into Atlassian’s software, and built up a whole bunch of attack vectors, and had broken into some of the out servers and some of the open source servers as well. So we still tried trial and error, even with things like opening an office. Until recently java one until recently was the largest conferences, one of the largest tech conferences. So what we did is there is a session called Java posse.

Embrace technical debt

Startup Lessons Learned

The biggest source of waste in new product development is building something that nobody wants. Leverage product development with open source and third parties. For example, early on at IMVU, we incorporated in tons of open source projects. For example, IMVU’s early business model was made possible by Paypal’s easy self-serve and open access payment system. At least in strongly typed languages such as Java.

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Lessons Learned: Why PHP won

Startup Lessons Learned

When we started IMVU in 2004, we could rely on a staggering amount of open source software that jumpstarted our initial product offering. Or, perhaps theyll create an opening for another web platform to start a new cascade. There was only one real disadvantage: when the script source code changed, you needed to restart apache so that it could reload. I didnt mean by this that Java programmers are dumb.

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Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup

Platforms and Networks

Drupal is an open source CMS we use for our website. Bazaar is an open source version control tool January 20, 2010 11:35 PM Peter said. We provide comprehensive software development for startups based on Java J2EE Spring Hibernate web2.0

Recruiting a Bad Ass team: Mikey Trafton, BoS 2013

Business of Software Blog

After we like you we’ll open up your resume and look at it you know so we have some to talk about but we don’t look at it actually until after we like you. And how would you write yourself as a Java Developer?”