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Sorry, JavaFX -- Java 8 won't help you matter

Java 8 aims to push JavaFX to the forefront of mobile and embedded development, with upgraded UI controls, an embedded graphics stack, and 3D graphics capabilities, but many developers and analysts are less than convinced.


Eclipse builds a bridge between desktop and cloud development

Project Flux will give developers an infrastructure for easily moving back and forth between desktops and the cloud.

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Report: Half of all exploits target Java

Java's prevalence on devices and lax defenses make it a favorite target of malware developers.

Break Down Barriers and Reduce Cycle Times with DevOps

Learn why and how many successful companies have changed how they deliver software by dismantling the traditional silos that stifle collaboration and progress.

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Java 8 will likely strip out Stripped Implementations

With just over one month to Java 8's release, Java platform Chief Architect Mark Reinhold has proposed dropping Stripped Implementations in order to maintain backward compatibility.

Forrester: HTML5 apps still not as good as native apps

HTML5 is useful as one weapon in the mobile arsenal, but studies show that it's no silver bullet.

Java's security dilemma: Old, vulnerable versions won't go away

Because of application dependencies, many organizations have little choice but to stick with older versions of Java, despite the security risk they pose.

New API will simplify Google Drive integration with Android apps, says Google

Developers can now test drive a preview version of the Drive Android API, which is included in Play Services 4.1. The API is still under development.

4 ways to modernize your application performance monitoring strategy

Online retail sales in the US will reach $370 billion by 2017 - a 10 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years.

Android heads to desktops as reliance on Internet grows

Lenovo, HP and Acer show Android all-in-ones, but the pure Android PC remains a work in progress.

Force-fit: Oracle hypes Java for the Internet of things

Oracle is heavily promoting Java for embedded systems, but some developers and managers say the incumbent C language is a better fit for the job.

Java's insecurity has doomed it on the desktop

October brings yet another round of Java security updates, most of them focused on client-side vulnerabilities.

Oracle: We're getting Java security under control

Most problems date back more than a decade and resulted from old versions of Java being run, a company official insists.

10 key findings illustrate the need for a new breed of APM solutions

This paper highlights ten key takeaways from the most recent survey on the impact of Cloud on application management. Read Now>>

Advice to iOS 7 developers: Push your app further with new UI

Beta developers like the thrust of iOS 7 and see a platform that gives them a chance to refresh their value to users.

Oracle hitches Java to 'Internet of things'

Oracle is releasing a client Java runtime and toolkit for microcontrollers and resource-constrained devices, which the company hopes could help Java supplant C in embedded device development.

Oracle and ARM to tweak Java

Oracle, ARM collaboration aims to improve the throughput and scalability of Java applications on ARM multicore systems.

Java developer says he built, launched basic open source office suite in 30 days

Java Developer Anthony Goubard claims it took him just 30 days to build the open source office suite Joeoffice, which he hopes will someday compete with Google Docs.

Mobile Apps and Devices Slash Customer Cycle Time

Consolidated Engineering Laboratories' field employees used to collect data on triplicate forms that were sometimes hard to read and difficult to manage. After procuring iPad devices from CDW and integrating mobile apps with

Apple keeps patching Java on OS X Snow Leopard after proposed drop-dead date

Updates are considered a smart move given that not all Mac users can upgrade to Java 7 and are relying on Apple for patches.

Java 7 Update 21 to fix bugs, change applet warning messages

Oracle's latest update demonstrates commitment to fixing security issues related to the Java Plug-in, a necessity for many enterprises.

Open source Java iOS tools compared

Find out how Avian, Codename One, J2ObjC, RoboVM, and XMLVM resolve the challenges of Java-to-iOS native client development, including garbage collection versus automatic reference counting (ARC).

JavaScript's popularity rankings vary widely

For measuring JavaScript's popularity the Tiobe programming language index says one thing, but GitHub's rankings tells a different story.

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