WIBIT2011B Javaprogrammierung: Vorbereitung

Submitted by dhbw on Sat, 09/24/2011 - 18:05

 Liebe Studentinnen und Studenten des Wintersemester 2011,

willkommen zum Javaprogrammierkurs!

Die DHBW Mannheim hat ein ausgezeichnetes Rechnerlabor auf das wir zurückgreifen werden. Bitte bringen Sie einen USB Stick zur Vorlesung damit Sie Ihre Ergebnisse zur Nachbereitung mitnehmen können. Dies ist die einzige Mindestvoraussetzung für unseren Kurs.

Duke in progressive Mode

Oracle Solaris 11 Early Adopter Version available for Download (Final Functionality)

Submitted by Stefan Schneider on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 18:27


The original page is outdated. Oracle released Solaris 11. It is available through the Oracle download pages.

The early adopter release shouldn't be used anymore. It can't meet the qualitity standards of a servicable main stream OS version.

Original Content

Oracle is getting closer to the release of Solaris 11.

Humor: Definition of Software EOL, EOF

Submitted by Stefan Schneider on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:26

Definition of EOL, EOF given by  seasoned software engineer:


  • Terminated with extreme prejudice.
  • Not just pining for the fjords.
  • Excess to requirements.
  • Unfunded for maintenance.
  • Ceased to be included.
  • Drained from the swamp.
  • Gone to meet its maker.
  • Bereft of life,
  • kicked the bucket,
  • shuffled off the mortal coil,
  • run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible.

Simply, it has become an ex-package. (Not to be confused with an X package.)"

Solaris 11 EOF (End of Feature) Notices posted

Submitted by Stefan Schneider on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:40

Oracle posted a new page with Solaris 10 features which will not be part of Solaris 11.

Solaris developers shouldn't use these frameworks if they want their application to work smoothly with Solaris 11. The list consists of archaic commands, drivers, features and legacy hardware which shouldn't be used in any application developed in the last 10 years. It's unlikely that it'll have impact on existing applications.

Heads up Java and Solaris Gurus: Daylight Saving Time in the US will start this Week End

Submitted by Stefan Schneider on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 19:58

Important for all system administrators and Java developers in an international environment: Correct Local Time Zones. Oracle put all information for Java and Solaris in one place. No matter if there are late breaking changes in Morocco, Pakistan or Mongolia.

Have your system well patched and stay in bed next Sunday morning...

New and different in Solaris 11

Submitted by Stefan Schneider on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 09:29

Solaris 11 is binary compatible to Solaris 10 and application binaries are working well on Solaris 11. It's as well different to Solaris 10 (surprise...) and Solaris 11 Express since it's providing all the innovation which happened in the last 6 years. Users who are deeply entrenched with Solaris 10 (like me) have to cope with a number of changes which have the following background

Solaris 11 Changes: Where is /usr/ucb/whoami ?

Submitted by Stefan Schneider on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:40

Answer: It's still available through /usr/ucb/whoami . The difference to Solaris 10 is, that this command became part of an optional package as described in a previous post. The BSD commands are still available through this package. They are deprecated and it is not a good idea to use this command since it may be removed in future.