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.
Gregg Keizer, April 2013
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.
Lucian Constantin, April 2013
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).
Steven Hannah, March 2013
Paul Krill, March 2013
Researchers link Java zero-day exploit to Bit9 hack
The remote access malware used for the recent Java zero day attack is connected to the same control server used for the Bit9 hack, Symantec researchers say.
Lucian Constantin, March 2013
Java is still the most secure widespread runtime
Andrew C. Oliver on why most developers are better off ignoring the FUD about Java security and focusing on what the Java platform does right -- like programming for Android.
Andrew C. Oliver, January 2013
How to kill Java dead, dead, dead
InfoWorld's Galen Gruman sides with the anti-Java brigade, saying client-side Java is an outdated technology that now does more harm than good, and must be eliminated despite its widespread use.
Galen Gruman, January 2013
Open source Java for Android? Don't bet on it
Despite chatter, industry observers remain pessimistic about OpenJDK for Android.
Paul Krill, November 2012
Native, Web, or hybrid: How to choose your mobile development path
New tools and frameworks plus the right development kit could boost your mobile apps to multiple platforms.
Mel Beckman, October 2012
Oracle updates Java, JavaFX for OS X, ARM, and Linux
Standard edition of Java will run on Mac OS X, two versions of ARM processor; JavaFX gains Linux and multitouch capabilities.
Paul Krill, August 2012
JavaFX evangelism: Why developers should have faith
As Flash and Silverlight RIAs fade, Oracle's plan to remake JavaFX as a Java library environment could actually work.
Paul Krill, July 2012
The long death of fat clients
Web development and open standards have triumphed, and JavaFX is but a last gasp, says Oliver.
Andrew Oliver, June 2012
Java tip: Deploying JavaFX apps to multiple environments
JavaFX 2.0.2 and successor SDKs let you deploy JavaFX applications in multiple environments including as a standalone app, via Java Web Start, or embedded in a web page. Jeff Friesen follows up his recent introduction to JavaFX 2.0 with this short tip on deploying JavaFX applications.
Jeff Friesen, May 2012
The secrets to making money with mobile apps
There are hundreds of thousands of iOS and Android apps for buyers, but most don't make a dime. Will yours?
Galen Gruman, May 2012
What enterprise mobile apps can learn from mobile games
Enterprise mobile apps are shifting from small, narrowly task-oriented programs to larger, more complex ones.
John Cox, May 2012