VirtualBox 3.2.0 Beta 1 released

Just yesterday I was discussing with colleagues about what might happen to Sun’s VirtualBox virtualization software. I use it a lot, and have become somewhat worried about its future now that Sun has been acquired by Oracle. If this email announcement is anything to go by, then the future looks pretty good: [vbox-announce] Announcement: VirtualBox …

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A good aspect of the Oracle/Sun purchase

There has been a lot of speculation and worry about Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, so it’s nice to see some positive aspects. Here’s one about an improved attitude to automated testing. One of the results of the Oracle purchase of Sun has been an increased focus on testing — not that we didn’t test GlassFish …

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Experimenting with GigaSpaces

As I was driving home from work yesterday it occurred to me that Sun seemed to somehow have missed a golden opportunity a few years ago. Their motto for ages was/is “The Network is the Computer” but the names everyone thinks of for “cloud” technology do not include Sun. What is most saddening is that …

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