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Study Examines Open Source Risks in Enterprise Software

Amid increasing reports of cyberattacks and data breaches, open source security company Flexera has published the results of a study examining the risk of using vulnerable open source code in enterprise applications and systems.

Analyst: Enterprise Low-Code Dev Platforms 'Here to Stay'

The low-code movement has arrived in a big way to meet the insatiable demand for enterprise apps in the face of an industry-wide skills shortage.

Microsoft Open Sources Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code Editor

Debugger donated to the community along with Java Debug Server to work with other Java-support tools like Red Hat's Language Support for Java extension.

Java News Round-Up: Jelastic Supports New Java, oneM2M-Based APIs, Android Studio RC 2

Jelastic cloud platform now provides live support for the just-released Java EE 8 and Java SE 9 implementations; Orange and Deutsche Telekom announce results of their cloud API collaboration; and Google moves its Android IDE to release candidate 2 status.

Oracle's Latest CPU: Nearly Two Dozen Fixes for Java SE

More than 90 percent of the vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely without authentication; about 60 percent can allow attackers to perform remote denial-of-service attacks; and more than 72 percent of these vulnerabilities can be easily exploited, because their attack complexity is low.

GitHub Details Year's Most Popular Programming Languages, Active Projects, More

GitHub, mission control for today's open source software development, published its annual report detailing a wealth of data including the most popular programming languages used in its hosted projects, the most active repositories and much more.

Realm Upgrades Database-Centric Mobile Dev Platform

Realm has updated its mobile app development platform, adding a studio tool that gives developers new insights into stored device data and interactions with that data, among other new features.

Flaw Found in WPA2 Wireless Networking Security Protocol

WPA2, the gold-standard protocol for protecting Wi-Fi networks, has been found to have a serious security vulnerability.

AWS, Microsoft Team Up for 'Gluon' Deep Learning Project

The cloud rivals partner on project described as an open source deep learning interface that allows developers 'to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance.'

GitHub Intros Dependency Graphs, Security Alerts Coming Soon

GitHub is boosting the security capabilities of its software development platform, introducing new open source project dependency graphs and promising alerts when bad actors show up in those graphs.

Kotlin Edges Java Among Android Devs

The publishers of the first edition of the Realm Report, released yesterday, found that Android developers are abandoning Java in favor of Kotlin.

Release Pressure Forces 40% of Devs to Skip App Testing, Study Says

While some say developers have a choice job because of high salaries, another study is out pointing to a pressure-cooker environment in which the rush to release causes coders to shortcut basic security practices -- to the point of not even testing apps.

Google Launches Cloud NoSQL Database for Mobile, Web Apps

Google announced a new cloud-based NoSQL database called Cloud Firestore for its Firebase development platform, which supports mobile and Web app programming.

JavaOne Recap: Java First! Java in the Cloud!

You could boil down the keynote messages at this year's JavaOne conference to two phrases: <i>Java first!</i> and <i>Java in the cloud!</i> If you had a little more room in the pot, you could add: <i>Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 are ready to rock!</i>

Mozilla Funds 'Governmental or Vigilante Abuse' Crowdsourcing Tool

Reflecting the sociopolitical unrest of our times, Mozilla made a hefty donation to an Africa-based crowdsourcing project to help people "raise their voice" amid political turmoil or government/vigilante abuse.

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