Trying to fix out what’s new in Java is much like trying to follow the cat – it just goes anywhere it wants, digging into whatever comes on its way. Same goes with Java that appears to be fully integrated in all kinds of mobile, cloud and other related spaces.
What we’re trying to do is to figure out the most visible paths Java is going to take in 2013.
Oracle appeared to be really linked with Java in most possible ways. This means application developers soon will have to cope not only with Java’s bugs, but with Oracle bad features as well. That’s what you shall get ready for right now. Also the credibility of Java has been severely damaged through its lack of security features we all could see in Java 7. This all led to the real bunch of users switching off Java.
Since the year 2013 has just begun, it’s the right time to take a glimpse into the future and analyze what is coming.
Any clouds in ERP?
We wait for the product lines of Microsoft’s Dynamics ERP to get more options in the field of the cloud deployment. The same situation is forecasted for the users of Epicor and Infor production. On the other hand the well-known Kenandy or Plex are already specializing on cloud-based ERP.
Still the more advantageous situation is seen within Oracle and SAP territory, where they use their own modules of clouds for a while already.
Some more words about ERP: according to the last news it reformed the current image from CRM software vendors we’re all familiar with into the player based on the full-blown platform. As a result they also had to move their applications to new categories. Still the time of the aggressive push is yet to come; meanwhile the company goes hand to hand with Infor and Workday in the field of enterprise content management.
What is the difference between JCP and JSR? What is the meaning of the Executive Committee?
The brand new version of popular Java is available due to the JCP (Java Community Process). The new aspects of the well known technology are placed in the standardized documents, which are given in the whole set at once. They are generally called JSR, which means Java Specification Requests. They basically include the following features:
– RI, which is Reference Implementation;
– TCK, which is Testing Compatibility Kit.
To refer to JSRs in easier way you can use their basic numbers, for example you can define their generics, like those of JSR 14, while JSR 317 was linked to Java Persistence API (JPA) v2.0. You can even find the JSR that refers to the latest version of Java. JSR 336 is a great example, as it refers to Java SE 7 as the key to further further Java development.
The Executive community is the main body of the basic standards of Java represented by JSRs. They are the key feature for choosing interested parties as well as exceptional individuals and even the number of corporations. They include the set of programs such as Fujitsu, Red Hat, Google, Oracle, IBM, etc.
In the modern variety of the features offered by the databases the typical user may just get lost. As an example the popular Oracle has plenty of specialties and options, some of those are frequently used while the others might stay neglected. The feature that most users need in their daily business is the well-known ACID offering the set of compliant transactions. The best way is to choose the major functions like stored views, procedures or snapshots as well as table datatypes or transactions etc. As the Oracle, MySQL and Postgresql are the most frequently used programs, let’s discover the set of mostly used features in each of them.
It’s not a secret that every one of these databases has its own unique advantages and weak points. Learning the database programming, it’s important to keep in mind these features for the correct and effective work. Every database, even if we’re talking about the most reliable one, has some hidden troubles that not necessary fall into your eye from the first moment. Do not forget about the recent updates and patches the database obtains. Usually the open-source needs more attention then any code itself, so you will have to be much more patient here. The pressure of any community is much stronger then it usually is in the open-source area. Talking about the vendor can or some commercial space, the repair here is harder and much more expensive then the cost you will pay for the in-time fix.