Java & Eclipse


Oracle Extends Public Updates for Java SE 8

Oracle has updated its Java SE Support Roadmap to include, among other things, extended support for Java SE 8, with updates available until at least January 2019.

Still Time to Vote on New Eclipse Java EE Name

The rebranding of enterprise Java continues, with "Jakarta" and "Enterprise Profile" emerging as the final two options offered by the Eclipse Foundation to the community in the second phase of the process, and the Foundation is accepting votes until Feb. 23.

New 'Virtual Patch' Targets Java, .NET Vulnerabilities

Waratek announced a new security tool for Java and .NET applications that uses virtualization to quickly apply patches for long-term and newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Android KTX Provides Kotlin Extensions for Easier Mobile Development

"Kotlin on Android is here to stay, and we have big plans for it," said Florina Muntenescu, an Android developer advocate at Google, in announcing the preview of new extensions designed to ease the Kotlin coding experience for creating Android mobile apps.

Rust Never Sleeps: Community Grows, Eclipse-Based IDE Planned

Rust is on the rise, with the "most loved" open source programming language's community growing and a new Eclipse-based IDE in the works.

Oracle's First CPU of 2018: Smallest Since Last April, Except for Java

Oracle's first Quarterly Critical Patch Update of 2018 provided fixes for 237 vulnerabilities across its product lines, including patches for 21 security holes in the Java Platform Standard edition (Java SE), 18 of which are remotely exploitable without authentication.

Survey: JavaScripters Wanted, but Programmers Prefer Python

Technical recruiting company HackerRank says JavaScript is the top programming language sought by organizations -- narrowly edging out Java -- but developers prefer Python.

Visual Studio Code Editor Gets New Extensions for Java Programming

The Visual Studio Code team continues to add Java functionality to Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor via extensions, just launching a new batch for working with Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.

Guardians Publish Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

"The clearest evidence that the current direction to rename and repackage Java EE is wrong-headed is community opinion," says the letter about the question of what to call Java EE when its migration to the Eclipse Foundation is complete.

Oracle Responds to Guardians Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

An Oracle representative responded to the Java EE Guardians' recently posted "Joint Community Open Letter on Java EE Naming and Packaging," stating unequivocally that it will not be allowing the use of its trademarked "Java EE" and "javax" to be used in naming the Java EE 8-based technologies contributed to the Eclipse Foundation late last year.

Red Hat Releases OpenShift Application Runtimes

The new release is a collection of cloud-native runtimes for developing Java and JavaScript applications on Red Hat's packaged distribution of the open source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system.

Security Firm: Top 3 Mobile Malwares Target Android

The latest report from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. identifies the top three mobile malware threats -- which all run on Android.

Buildship 2.2 Release Supports Java 9, Runtime Classpath Separation and More

The Eclipse Foundation has just announced the release of a new version of the Eclipse Buildship project, which integrates the Gradle build tool with Eclipse. Version 2.2 supports Java 9 and introduces runtime classpath separation based on the dependency scope information supplied by Gradle.

Google Reconsidering Accessibilty Crackdown for Android Apps

Google is putting a hold on a plan to crack down on Android app developers who inject accessibility functionality into their apps without proving they actually help people with disabilities.

Advanced Course for Java Developers Offered by Google

Although Kotlin may be making waves as the fun new kid on the Android development block, Google isn't forgetting about its Java coders, having recently launched an advanced training course targeting the graybeard programming language.

Java Popularity Rising in the UK and Ireland

Reports of the wavering popularity of Java in the U.S. in the face of growing interest in languages like Kotlin don't seem to have influenced the large community of Java jocks in the UK and Ireland, according to a newly published report by Stack Overflow.

Faster Java Releases: A Challenge for the Spring Framework Project

Maintainers of the Spring Framework project should prepare themselves for some challenges when Oracle's plan to speed up the cadence of JDK releases begins next year, says one of project's co-founders.

Hazelcast Joins Eclipse Foundation

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast to bring its "extensive Java-driven community experience to a host of open source projects," focusing primarily on JCache, Eclipse MicroProfile and the Eclipse Enterprise for Java Project.

Pivotal Partners with IBM on Enterprise Java

Pivotal, the company behind the Spring Framework, today announced a series of joint efforts with IBM related to modern enterprise Java development, microservices and cloud-native design patterns.

Google Cracks Down on Android App Info Collection

Google' Safe Browsing team has expanded the enforcement of the company's Unwanted Software Policy, promising to flag Android apps in Google Play that collect personal information about users without their consent.

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