Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Oct 2010 21:52 UTC
Java "Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment."
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Step 1: Collaborate, Step 2: Conquer :)
by SamuraiCrow on Tue 12th Oct 2010 23:20 UTC
SamuraiCrow
Member since:
2005-11-19

...Step 3: Profit???

I, for one, hope that IBM dominates Oracle and takes them over.

Oracle has some terrible software in its stack (such as PeopleSoft, for example) that needs to be burned with fire and started over. Maybe Java will be the tool that does it but I highly doubt it. ;) If there was a clear migration path from PeopleSoft to WebSphere or something decent, that would be a step in the right direction.

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Budd Member since:
2005-07-08

Actually Peoplesoft is not an Oracle developed software. Peoplesoft works also on WebSphere as app server (as it works with Bea/Weblogic). Peoplesoft is just an ERP system where the database model makes 90% of the application itself. If you know the model, all you need is SQL client to maintain the app. Sure, you may need some reporting stuff (Crystal,SQR etc) and maybe some PeopleCode but this is really not mandatory. They are very straightforward.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

If there was a clear migration path from PeopleSoft to WebSphere or something decent


Which do you want? WebSphere? Or something decent? Because IBM WebSphere is about as far from "something decent" as you can get. ;) We're a week away from finally pulling the plug on our WebSphere experience.

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SamuraiCrow Member since:
2005-11-19

Wow! I thought for as much effort as IBM should be putting into their software, that they'd be better than PeopleSoft. According to my sister, who has to deal with PeopleSoft constantly, it is lacking in fault tolerance and is incredibly slow. Another friend who used to be in the North Dakota college system (whose school signup process is also based on PeopleSoft) said that when time came up to sign up for classes, the software on the server would slow to a crawl.

Is there some intelligent server software anywhere that can cope with loads well when dealing with online record-keeping?

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