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.
Paul Krill, October 2013
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.
Serdar Yegulalp, October 2013
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.
Paul Krill, September 2013
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.
Paul Krill, September 2013
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.
Paul Krill, July 2013
Oracle and ARM to tweak Java
Oracle, ARM collaboration aims to improve the throughput and scalability of Java applications on ARM multicore systems.
Joab Jackson, July 2013
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.
Loek Essers, May 2013
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