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JDK 7 Update Adds Diagnostic, Monitoring, Security and Deployment Capabilities

On Tuesday Oracle announced the latest update of version 7 of the Java Development Kit.

Oracle Releases JDK 8 Developer Preview

Oracle this week released a preview build of Java Standard Edition 8 for testing by developers.

Azul Releases Solution for Low-Latency Java

Java runtime maker Azul Systemsunveiled a new solution for developers of highly-tuned, low-latency Java applications this week.

Java PaaS Provider Jelastic Updates Cloud Hosting Platform

Java-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Jelastic last week announced another update of its rapidly evolving Java and PHP cloud hosting platform.

Java: Still the Most Popular Programming Language

Java may still be getting bad press when it comes to (mostly consumer) security, but it continues to be the world's most popular software development language.

Free Java Web App Framework OpenXava Updated

The open source OpenXava project, which recently announced its 4.8 release, is filling a niche among enterprise developers charged with building Web apps fast.

Rapid Deployment Package for Agile Java Dev Teams Launched

Agitar Technologies this week released an app deployment package for Java teams that aims to support java jocks who want to adopt Agile practices.

JvCache: Native Java Implementation of NCache Goes Live

Alachisoft recently released a native Java implementation of its in-memory .NET distributed cache, NCache.

Google App Engine 1.8.2 Released

Among the improvements in version 1.8.2 is an update of the Google Plugin For Eclipse.

Microsoft & Azul to Build OpenJDK for Azure

The new distro will be freely distributed and licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Latest Java ME Update Adds ARM-based Chip Optimization

Oracle today announced the latest update of the Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) is specifically optimized for some popular ARM-based embedded chip architectures.

Java Remote Access Tool Used In PRISM Phishing Attack Targeting Gov't Workers

An attack campaign focused on government agencies is employing phishing e-mails to deliver a malicious payload containing a Java Remote Access Tool (RAT) called jRAT.

Red Hat & Google Partner on Open Source Java Framework for Cloud Apps

The goal of CapeDwarf is an implementation of the Google App Engine (GAE) API that allows Java developers to deploy their applications on Red Hat's JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) unmodified.

New Framework for Java Devs Building Big Data Apps

Continuuity is set to give attendees at this week's Hadoop Summit in San Jose a peek at the latest version of its Developer Suite.

Eclipse 'Kepler' Release Train Coming June 26

The Eclipse Foundation is set to announce the eighth annual synchronized launch of multiple Eclipse projects and project upgrades this week.

Microsoft Partnering with Oracle To Extend Java Support

Microsoft and Oracle today outlined a new partnership to support all of Oracle's key software offerings including Java on Microsoft's Windows Server line.

Study: Bad Enterprise Patch Management Results in 'Frightening' Java Vulnerabilities

Most browser Java installations continue to be unpatched or outdated, leaving the majority of users vulnerable to exploit code already in use in the wild.

Java Enterprise Edition 7 Released

Oracle on Wednesday announced the public release of Java Platform Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) and the Java EE 7 SDK.

Open Source Project 'Weave' Aids Java Devs Using YARN

Continuuity announced today the public availability of its new Apache Hadoop data processing framework Weave product, a next-gen Apache Hadoop data processing framework.

BonitaSoft Rebuilds Java Execution Engine for BPM Platform

BonitaSoft this week unveiled a major upgrade of its open source business process management (BPM) platform.