Posts Tagged ‘Sun Microsystems’

MariaDB and the Future of MySQL

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

As you may know by now, since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2009 for $7.4 billion, there has been some uncertainty in the industry on the future of MySQL which Sun Microsystems itself acquired for $1 billion in 2008. Even as Oracle professed to provide the same level of support and development effort for the future of MySQL, many within the open source community remained pessimistic. One such pessimist was the father of MySQL, Michael “Monty” Widenius, who forked the MySQL code the day the Sun Microsystems acquisition was announced. (more…)


Oracle – Running with Java

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Oracle acquires Sun MicrosystemsToday at the “Bay Area JUG Roundup 2010″ at Oracle’s office in Redwood City, I got my first glimpse into what the future of Java may be under Oracle. It was a fun event and a good sign that Oracle is heading in the right direction with its approach to Java. (more…)


UC Berkeley Java Certification

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

I just finished up my last class to get the UC Berkeley Java Certificate. The program is offered by UC Berkeley Extension, an arm of UC Berkeley. The program consists of taking and passing three Java programming courses spanning 90 hours of instruction by seasoned professionals. It’s a great way to keep your skills up-to-date, expand your skills, and network with others. However, it is a bit expensive at around $700 – $800 a class + books.


IPv6 Presentation at Sun Microsystems

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

On January 31st, 2009, at Sun Microsystems, I gave a presentation on IPv6 and the Hurricane Electric (HE) Tunnelbroker. The speech was given during the SupperHappyDevHouse 30 event and you can download the presentation slides here. The event attracted a SuperHappyDevHouse attendance record of over 400 people. (more…)