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News : Looking Back to Software Development in 2007
on 2008/1/23 2:08:45 (1065 reads)

At the beginning of 2008, it is time to look back at what happened in the software development world during 2007. Amongst the most important trends developed during this year, I choose the continuation of the consolidation in the software industry, the entry of Microsoft in the battle for the rich internet interface market, the expanded usage of software as a service, the diffusion of open common architecture frameworks, the greater importance given to agile software development practice in the media and the better recognition of Ruby by commercial tools editors.

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News : Sun is Buying MySQL
on 2008/1/16 14:00:00 (1213 reads)

It should be something related to the sales period as the same day that Oracle scoop BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion.

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News : Oracle Finally Acquires BEA Systems
on 2008/1/16 13:47:19 (1062 reads)

After a small battle with an offer at $17 for share last October, Oracle Corporation and BEA Systems announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire all outstanding shares of BEA for $19.375 per share in cash. The offer is valued at approximately $8.5 billion, or $7.2 billion net of BEA's cash on hand of $1.3 billion. 

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