DZone Daily Dose - 2009/12/5

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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/12/5

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The New York Post recently reported that Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO, offered a compromise to EU regulators.  Oracle denied the report a few hours later.  The Post cited two unnamed sources that said Ellison was open to creating a "separate entity" to house MySQL within the Oracle-Sun conglomerate.  The report said Oracle wanted to get the deal completed before a hearing on December 10th.  One of the sources said Oracle backed out of its plans to fight the EU because it was "the only way to get the deal done."  I bet Sun stockholders wish the report was true.

The Android developers page just announced that Android 2.0.1 is now available.  The minor platform release includes some API changes, bug fixes, and framework modifications.  Developers can download this release right now as a component for the Android SDK.  

Less than a day after Microsoft released its shiny new Bing Maps service, the search engine went down for at least 45 minutes.   The Bing blog issued a statement afterwards saying the outage was caused by "a configuration change during some internal testing that had unfortunate and unintended consequences."  The change rollback is what took so long.  Imagine what would happen to the world if Google went down for 45 minutes.

IBM has been hired by the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology to build a cloud for the government in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).  The cloud will be used to centralize city officials' email systems and websites.  Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) is the Vietnamese company that will collaborate with IBM on the project.

The top link in the last 24 hours has a juicy preview of JavaFX's next version.  "JavaFX 1.3 Leakage at Devoxx 2009"  covers Richard Bair and Jasper Potts' presentation explaining of how to use the JavaFX Task API (introduced in JavaFX 1.2) and exposing some of the planned JavaFX 1.3 controls.

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