Java & Eclipse


Oracle and Google Back in Court Over Java APIs

The long-running court battle between Oracle and Google continued this week in San Francisco as the two companies faced off again in federal court before a new jury and a familiar judge.

Neo4j 3.0 Released

Neo Technology, the creator and chief commercial supporter of the Neo4j open source NoSQL graph database implemented in Java, today announced the availability of Neo4j 3.0.

Swallowed Twice, Mobile App Firm RoboVM Calls It Quits

Bought by Xamarin, which was then bought by Microsoft, RoboVM called it quits today. The company let developers build native iOS and Android mobile apps with Java.

FTC Approves Oracle Settlement over Deceptive Java Security

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given final approval to the settlement of its complaint against Oracle Corp., which alleged the company deceived consumers by not informing them that its security updates left older, still-vulnerable versions of Java running on their computers, following a required 30-day public comment period.

Security Patch in IBM's Java Is Broken, Researchers Charge

A three-year-old security vulnerability in IBM's implementation of Java, which was thought to be fixed, is actually broken, researchers at Security Explorations disclosed last week.

Instant Run, Faster Emulator Lead New Android Studio 2.0 Final Release

Google's go-to IDE for developing Android mobile apps has officially hit version 2.0, with Instant Run functionality and a faster device emulator leading a host of new features.

Hazelcast Adds Support for Azul's Zing JVM

Java runtime maker Azul Systems is partnering with in-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast to provide support for Azul's Zing Java Virtual Machine, which is now certified on Hazelcast Enterprise 3.6.

Previously Patched Java SE Flaw Still Exploitable, Security Researchers Say

A Java SE flaw Oracle reported as patched in 2013 can be easily bypassed today, security researchers have found.

CloudBees Releases Jenkins-Based CD-as-a-Service

Continuous delivery solutions provider CloudBees has rolled out the first-ever Jenkins-based CD-as-a-Service platform.

Developer Preview of Android N Released Early

To solicit developer feedback for fine-tuning the upcoming Android N release, Google today made a preview of the smartphone OS available earlier than usual in the release cycle.

WSO2 Releases New Microservices Framework for Java

Integration middleware maker WSO2 released a lightweight, open source framework for creating Java-based microservices that support container-based deployments.

Microsoft Joins the Eclipse Foundation, Open Sources Team Explorer Everywhere

The Eclipse Foundation welcomed a once-unlikely new member this week, Microsoft, which has been making moves recently to support open source and Java developers.

Global Survey Sheds Light on Independent Mobile Developers, Who Much Prefer Android

Another "State of ..." developer survey is out, but with a twist -- it's a global survey of more than 1,000 mobile app devs who mostly work by themselves or in very small shops, where Android reigns supreme.

Microsoft, Now Buying Xamarin, Kills Android/Windows Bridge Project

Just to put the official nail in the coffin of Project Astoria, Microsoft announced it really is killing the Android/Windows bridge project in light of its acquisition of cross-platform toolmaker Xamarin. The iOS bridge project is being kept alive and is progressing.

3 Things that Excite Spark's Creator Coming in Spark 2.0

Matei Zaharia, the creator of Apache Spark, recently detailed three "exciting" improvements to the open source Big Data analytics project coming soon in version 2.0.

Typesafe (Now Lightbend) Unveils Java Platform for Microservices

Lightbend (formerly known as Typesafe) today unveiled a new framework for Java developers creating microservices-based applications.

IBM's Open Source Quarks Pushes IoT Analytics to the Edge

IBM has open sourced new technology called Quarks to push Internet of Things analytics from centralized systems out to the actual edge devices that are collecting and spewing out vast amounts of data.

Kotlin Language JVM and Android Goes GA

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the general availability of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language for both JVM and Android, after more than five years in development and two years of production use.

IDE Updates: Xcode Gets Playgrounds, Android Studio Improves Faster Emulator

Apple and Google are out with new beta updates to their mobile dev IDEs, with interactive playgrounds for iOS development in Xcode and improvements to the new, faster emulator for Android Studio.

Adwind RAT Is Back, Used To Attack 400K Systems

An infamous Remote Access Trojan, a piece of Java-based malware that gives attackers a backdoor into Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android devices, has re-emerged -- after apparently being shut down last year -- now as a commercial "malware-as-a-service" platform.

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