Commentary: Apple and Oracle – The Day Of The Systems

This Wednesday is a strange day for the IT world.

Today, Apple is finally ready to introduce its new tablet, after over nine months of speculation. Full of childlike anticipation, we wait for the man in the polo neck to present it later today.

Also nine months ago, Oracle first announced its plans to acquire Sun Microsystems. After an agonising wait, the EU has finally given the deal the go ahead. Larry Ellison has chosen this same day to deliver his five-hour long statement on the Oracle/Sun situation.

On the Road to Eclipse 4.0

As a member of the Eclipse PMC and Eclipse platform project-lead, Mike Wilson has been involved in the Eclipse e4-Incubator Project since the beginning. Within e4, the technologies are currently being developed that will form part of the Eclipse 4.0 SDK, due for release in June 2010. In an interview with JAXenter, Mike talks about the background and the aims of the project and answers the critical claim that e4 could be a threat to the coherence of the Eclipse platform.