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Blog Archive for joconner during February 2008

Last month Sun announced it had acquired MySQL, which may very well be the most influential and widespread open source database in the world. Aside from a few announcements, there wasn't nearly as much comment on this as I expected. Here are the databases that I see being supported at Sun: HSQLDB in Open Office Apache Derby MySQL HSQLDB? You would agree that Sun is the largest supporter of Open...
I've been working with a company that creates a chat system that helps companies sell more of their products online. The backend is all Java, complete with Spring, servlets...all good Java stuff. The frontend is...well, it's Flash. Preferring Java everywhere when possible, I asked about the Flash choice on the customer-facing app -- the actual chat client. The conversation went something like...