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Sometimes it takes a faker to say it like it is. Taking time out from satirizing alpha-male Larry Ellison and dissing the sainted Ray Ozzie's timelessly clunky Lotus Notes, Fake Steve Jobs - AKA Forbes senior editor Daniel Lyons - got serious for a moment Wednesday as he opened SugarCRM's developer conference. Turning to Sun …

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Sun's middleware is getting better...

Glassfish is a very usable and well documented in the open source app server space. MySQL is great, and even the Netbeans IDE is getting better with every release. Sun Micro is obviously working very hard to improve their software stack and it shows.

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Look up Allan Packer's blog re mysql

I love Fake Steve and his iconoclastic commentary. Really ! But for a more lucid look at mysql, and database issues, check out Allan Packer's Blog.

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MySQL

There are companies that will consider using MySQL instead of Oracle now. They really will feel better that a bug is acknowledged by a for-profit entity regardless of whether or not it gets resolved any faster. Whether Sun can spin the perception of bugs as well as Oracle does remains to be seen. I'm wondering though if MySQL will be added to the list of product support that is out-sourced to EDS....................hopefully not.

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RE: MySQL

"There are companies that will consider using MySQL instead of Oracle now." Well, there are companies that may now consider using MySQL instead of Oracle once it gets a shedload more development, features, and an enterprise-class support structure. There are also some MySQL users that will now be considering ProstgreSQL because they don't trust Sun not to ruin it for them. There are also companies that will switch to decaff, but they're just obviously wimps!

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