sun and microsoft

oh yeah finally they’re working together!

i guess these guys are the new apple and microsoft of this generation. (wait, for the IT PINOY’s who didn’t know – apple and microsoft are the nora and vilma of the IT industry). also if you remember, when the pc became big in the 90’s, apple’s desktop plummetted and in a book i read it mentioned that steve jobs actually met with bill gates to work out a deal between their companies. i can see the same right now between SUN microsystems and microsoft.

according to dralnux.com, microsoft recently turned on to it’s old foe – the SUN microsystems and irked out a deal to further increase their (microsoft) internet search traffic.

it was agreed that SUN will promote a microsoft toolbar for the internet explorer browser to american-based web surfers as they download SUN’s JAVA software. this toolbar has a built-in box for queries to microsoft’s live search and buttons that give people access to MSN content.

read more via dralnux.com

bukas lulubog ang araw?

nope, this is not a line from one of sharon cuneta’s movies! (sorry)

the IDG News Service recently reported a failing Q1FY09 revenue results for Sun Microsystems. hala!

dagdag pa, ang haring araw daw reported a preliminary loss ranging usd0.25-0.35 per share. this means their revenue for the quarter will be between usd2.95bn and usd3.05bn, which is down from usd3.22bn compared to last year.

ceo jonathan schwartz stated, “SUN and its customers are seeing the impact of a changing economy.

should the java community be worried @ all? i don’t think so, java has grown too big it’s not just SUN anymore. JAVA is now owned by everyone being open-source. but if this do happen, somehow things will still change…

java programming – for kids?????

oh yep, they’re kidding us right? if not, this is aught to be kewl!

you might have already guessed that i tend towards sun and java, well that’s because i do java/j2ee for quite a number of years now…. that’s why when i learned about this new concept of sun to teach programming for kids – it just struck me! i remember my friend’s nephew already have web development and he’s in grade 4!!!!

glad to know that programming isn’t just for adults any longer. yep! let’s start these kids @ an early stage! let’s start them now!

just tried greenfoot – it currently has seven scenarios – wombats, lunar lander, turtle graphics, robots, ants, bricks, and lifts.

i tried ant where there’s a few anthills, food sources, and lots! (i mean lots!) of ants roaming around to find food. they leave trails called “pheromones” (hmmm kala ko naguusap sila hahaha see i just learned something new!) so that others can follow the trail! kewl!

the kewler part is that you can view the source codes, modify, compile and play it again! wow!

these are just but some of the kewl java games for kids, click on the image or learn more here!

java training philippines!

want to beef up your skillset (and resume)? learn JAVA!

Active Learning, will conduct “Java Programming: A Comprehensive Introduction” on 2008.10.27-31.

the course will be lead by Gavin Lim, a former Sun Microsystems Philippines‘ Java technology evangelist and is an expert in object-oriented technology.

More details here.