January 5, 2010 | Developer

MySQL

I blogged before about the different versions of the MySQL database, which is the most commonly deployed database on the Internet, the one favored by most free and open source software, and the one that WordPress uses. Monty Widenius, the erstwhile head developer for MySQL, sold his company to venture capitalists, and later the company [...]

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June 4, 2009 | News

Larry Ellison, head of Oracle, which recently bought Sun, said he wants to see JavaFX-based OpenOffice applications, according to DevX. OpenOffice is currently a C++-based application. I think this announcement refutes the unfounded concerns of those who though that the buyout of Sun would mean doomsday for Java or OpenOffice. Oracle has an interest in [...]

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May 21, 2009 | News, Software and Downloads

Jonathon Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, blogs that Sun is planning to launch a store for Java applications on the lines of Apple’s iPhone app store. Well, he doesn’t mention the iPhone store, but that’s what everybody thinks of in comparison. Since Apple’s iPhone sales only number in the millions (21 million), while just the [...]

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April 3, 2009 | Developer, Software and Downloads, Web/Software Development

Of late, there isn’t just one version of MySQL being used anymore. First, there’s the version of MySQL offered at mysql.com by the former MySQL, AB, which was bought by Sun for one billion dollars. Then, there’s MariaDB being offered by Monty Widenius, former head at MySQL, AB. Percona claims to be the high-performance MySQL [...]

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