Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 27th Sep 2006 06:10 UTC, submitted by Mark Brunelli
Databases The new version of Berkeley DB, the OSS embeddable database Oracle acquired along with Sleepycat, promises better performance and the ability to do upgrades on the fly. But does Oracle really have open source street credibility? One expert says not really. On other DB news, check this audiocast on PostgreSQL while Zmanda launched the first comprehensive backup solution for MySQL.
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Ummm Good.
by MikeekiM on Wed 27th Sep 2006 11:46 UTC
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2005-11-16

Linux / Tomcat / Postgres DB.
Got to love open source.

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Free J2ee Tutorials
by MikeekiM on Wed 27th Sep 2006 11:53 UTC
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2005-11-16

For the descerning windows programmer who STILL doesn't know what J2ee is all about:

http://www.javapassion.com/

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RE: Free J2ee Tutorials
by tmack on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:52 UTC in reply to "Free J2ee Tutorials"
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2006-04-11

In geek parlance, teaching windows programmers how to use J2EE is like Han Solo trying to teach a bunch of ewoks how to fly the millenium falcon.

Edited 2006-09-27 13:54

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Performance
by sbenitezb on Wed 27th Sep 2006 12:54 UTC
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2005-07-22

BDB's performance is not so good after all. There are certainly a lot of options to tweak it, but that makes it more complex. I was a little dissapointed with BDB's look but don't touch way of working. And always that fear that the environment would break or an update would fail. So it's on time if Oracle finally gets to smooth this sharp points.

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Why, Why, Why???
by MikeekiM on Wed 27th Sep 2006 18:50 UTC
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Why is helping windows programmers improve their skill set deserving of a -2 score?

Man, try to help your fellow man and get slammed.
It doesn't make sense.

http://www.javapassion.com/

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RE: Why, Why, Why???
by tmack on Thu 28th Sep 2006 00:04 UTC in reply to "Why, Why, Why???"
tmack Member since:
2006-04-11

This is the Internet.

The stupid majority rules over the ones who actually know anything and/or actually accomplish anything.

Welcome!

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rklrkl
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2005-07-06

When this article was first posted (27th September), you could only download Berkeley DB 4.4.20 - a fact that no IT news site that had the announcement noticed (yes, including OS News). It took a full day until 4.5.20 finally turned up - I'm building it now and I see Oracle haven't stepped in and sorted out the ludicrous time it takes "make check" to run (many hours!)...

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