I sat in on a court session once where the judge and the lawyers all spoke in rhyme. That was the first time I had ever seen poetic justice in action.
Big Data, Big Data!
Eneter Messaging Framework (cross-platform framework for inter-process communication)
Oracle Announces Most Significant Upgrade to Java Programming Model with Java 8 (this mentions a few details other articles have skipped over)
Serving 3270 screens to thin-client web browsers through straight TCP/IP connections (yep, now you can serve up those delicious green screens right on your iPad)
Other random stuff:
SQL and NoSQL come together with new MariaDB Enterprise offerings (just like peanut butter and chocolate!)
Spring cleaning for your code, thanks to CodeMaid (Visual Studio extension)