Free Open Source with Commercial Support

Have you ever thought about "Free" Open Source with commercial support vs. commercial software? We have and we found that the following is true: Free Open Source Software with commercial support ... is the best business model for companies selling services for very complex OSS software where customers might lack skilled personnel. This includes things … Continue reading Free Open Source with Commercial Support

The Open Source Bikeshed.

"Him" or "They"? English language aficionados haven't yet decided what to do with a singular pronoun of unknown (or irrelevant) sex. On Stack Exchange's English Language and Usage site you can find lots of questions like this one, explaining the context. Let's talk about code. When coding, we also write documentation. When writing documentation, we … Continue reading The Open Source Bikeshed.

Oracle GlassFish, or Why You Should Think About Open Source Again

Oracle's recent announcement about the discontinuation of commercial services for JEE's reference implementation GlassFish has caused many reactions in the community involved with JEE. The reactions reach from: Markus Eisele's rather pessimistic outlook on JEE's future in general Adam Bien's constructive (or cynical? With Adam Bien, you can never be sure) suggestions of moving GlassFish … Continue reading Oracle GlassFish, or Why You Should Think About Open Source Again

CUBRID: A Lesser-Known Korean OSS Database Gem

While RedHat and Google have been dumping MySQL for MariaDB, there's actually a third, much lesser-known option for MySQL-oriented database folks in the RDBMS market: CUBRID. One of CUBRID's main goals is also to lure MySQL users away from Oracle by offering many equivalent syntax elements that are available in either the MySQL or Oracle … Continue reading CUBRID: A Lesser-Known Korean OSS Database Gem

Who Says “I Want to Contribute” ?

In recent posts, I've been a bit critical with Open Source. But doing Open Source is a lot of fun. The publicity of feedback is thrilling and encouraging. And then, there's the "I want to contribute" phenomenon. Those guys that are so thrilled with your wicked product that will change the world, they want to … Continue reading Who Says “I Want to Contribute” ?

On Degrading Merchandise Quality

I've just replaced 4 halogen bulbs in my appartment. When I threw the old ones into our recycling bin, I've noticed that there were already around 8 bulbs in there. From the last 5-6 months, only! This made me sad, as it shows how our consumer society works. Read on to learn how jOOQ strives to … Continue reading On Degrading Merchandise Quality

A Significant Difference Between Open Source and Commercial Software

A recent event has triggered a lot of interest in the debate about the good and the bad parts of Open Source. Oracle's attack on Open Source. For large corporations who aren't Red Hat, taking a stand on the topic is far from easy. Oracle used to sell only commercial software, but has since acquired … Continue reading A Significant Difference Between Open Source and Commercial Software

jOOQ Newsletter October 10, 2013

Subscribe to this newsletter here. jOOQ 3.2 Released After a bit of time, jOOQ 3.2 has finally been released. This interesting release mainly includes two new SPIs (Service Provider Interfaces), which allow for: Injecting pre and post CRUD operation behaviour, which is useful for global ID generators. Injecting behaviour into the SQL rendering lifecycle allowing … Continue reading jOOQ Newsletter October 10, 2013

jOOQ™ 3.2 Offering Commercial Licensing and Support

Four years ago, the Java database middleware market was dominated by a variety of ORMs implementing JPA. This paradigm was hardly challenged by alternatives. There was a gap for an API making SQL a first-class citizen in the Java language ecosystem and jOOQ had come to fill this gap. With jOOQ, developers who engage heavily … Continue reading jOOQ™ 3.2 Offering Commercial Licensing and Support

Conference Gem: The MEDIT Symposium

The MEDIT Symposium is one of this year's international conference gems that you shouldn't miss, if you're into Open Source! It features three very interesting tracks Cloud Computing Open Source Mobile Development I'm delighted to line up my own talk about jOOQ with Apache committers (Cassandra, Cordova, Isis), Groovy Language Toolkit developers, researchers and book authors. … Continue reading Conference Gem: The MEDIT Symposium