Java & Eclipse

  • 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 Is Now Lightbend

    There are few trickier tasks in business -- any business -- than changing a company's name. There are branding issues, legal complications, marketing considerations. Just ask the folks at Lightbend, formerly Typesafe, who have been going through the process for months, and today announced its new moniker.

  • 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.

  • 2016 Dev Predictions, Part 3: Mainstream Microservices, Reactive Streams and Containers-as-a-Service

    John wraps up his three-part look at what's in store for enterprise developers this year, straight from the experts' mouths.

  • 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.

  • Oracle Issues Out-of-Cycle Security Patch for Java on Windows

    Oracle has issued an out-of-cycle security patch to fix a vulnerability that can be exploited when installing Java on Windows. The vulnerability, which earned a CVSS Base Score score of 7.6, affects Java SE 6, 7 and 8.

  • Oracle To Deprecate the Java Plug-in in Java 9

    News that Oracle plans to deprecate the Java browser plug-in in JDK 9 came as no surprise, as a growing number of browser vendors have either stopped supporting the plug-in or announced plans to do so. (Flash and Silverlight, too.)

  • 8 Critical Java Security Holes Fixed by Quarterly Patch

    Oracle's latest Critical Patch Update includes fixes for eight Java security holes, three of which were rated critical, earning Common Vulnerability Scoring Standard scores of 10.0.

  • Declining Interest in Java EE Doesn't Mean Java Is in Decline

    "If you're just watching the sexy stuff -- the cloud, IoT, microarchitectures, containers -- you could miss that Java and .NET are the only enterprise platforms with real breadth and depth today," says Gartner analyst Mark Driver.

  • JBoss EAP 7 Beta Now Available

    Red Hat announced the availability of the first beta build of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP), addressing new enterprise interest in containers and microservices.

  • Oracle Settles with FTC over Deceptive Java Security

    Oracle has agreed to overhaul its Java security update process to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company deceived consumers by not informing them that the updates left older, still vulnerable versions of Java running on their computers.

  • Google Is Smart to Leverage OpenJDK

    The impact of Google's decision to use Oracle's OpenJDK in upcoming versions of its Android OS remains to be seen, but reaction to the news in the tech community has been cautiously optimistic.

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