There was big news in the Java world this week. JetBrains released their popular IntelliJ IDEA as an open source community edition. While, this has been heralded as a great move (and to some extent I agree with that), I feel that JetBrains kind of missed the point a little. Before I go any further, you should look at the Edition Comparison Chart.
If you look at the chart, you’ll notice that some of the features they need t Continue reading
Over the last couple of months I have been working on moving all of my personal projects over to Git based source control. I have moved all of my source code to GitHub. The reason I did this was because … Continue reading
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new strategy in relation to “openness” and made basic proclamations with regards to interoperability. The press release entitled, “Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability” really just served as a general plan of what Microsoft intends to do with making themselves interoperate better with other projects, specifically in the open source arena. Continue reading
Sun acquiring MySQL is big deal for many reasons, but the biggest reason probably has to do with the fact that this brings global support to the database engine. MySQL, is hands down one of the most popular open source database engines on the market today. Some of the most popular websites in the world are based on it (Google & Facebook comes to mind). This acquisition is just what MySQL needed to goto the next level. I for one am glad to see this happen because it gives that extra bit credibility to the software that some executives needed in order to be able to place their faith in it. Continue reading