Microsoft is Giving Away Free Azure Service TimeFor a limited time, Microsoft is offering free access to its Windows Azure Cloud development platform. Developers are encouraged to report any bugs they encounter while using the platform. The free Azure download includes 750 hours of Extra Small compute instance and a 1GB Web Edition database. Download the Azure development platform here.
Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0M1 ReleaseThe Eclipse Virgo project is releasing its 3.0 line. One of the main goals for the new Eclipse Virgo 3.0 line is close integration with Eclipse RT. Virgo Jetty Server, based off of Jetty v7.3, is a notable new feature. Improved Equinox integration includes an upgrade to 3.7M5, and rebased region implementation on OSGi framework hooks. P2 support will be facilitated by using Equinox Declarative Services to relax the order of kernel bundle initiation.
Just Released: New Oracle Firewall For Databases
Not all security threats originate from HTTP traffic. SQL injection attacks pose less of a threat thanks to Oracle's firewall for databases. The new security software checks the SQL to guard against SQL injection. No changes need to be made to existing applications or databases when deploying Oracle Database Firewall.