Josh Fruhlinger

Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

Full-stack developer: What it is, and how you can become one

Oracle-IBM pact cuts Android off at the knees

Larry Ellison's latest move could seriously undermine Android, no matter how Oracle's courtroom battles with Google turn out

BigMemory a 'breakthrough' -- or a solution looking for a problem?

If you follow the Java world, you'd have a hard time missing the announcements about Terracotta's BigMemory over the past few days . The module, a part of the open source Ehcache caching library, bypasses the traditional Java garbage...

Ye cats, it's Java on the iPhone! (Sort of.)

Admittedly it's an elaborate exercise in rejiggered expectations, but Java on iOS (the operating system that runs the iPhone, the iPod, and the iPad) sort of became possible last week, or at least a bit more possible than it was...

Java 7 delayed -- but maybe not forever

Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group, has announced the a delay in the anticipated release of the JDK , by at least a year. In fact, the Java community seems to be faced with two different choices: a two year...

If Java were dying, what would it look like?

James Governor over at RedMonk has a nice wrap-up of new and interesting and important projects being backed by Java these days, so as to refute the "Java is dying" meme. I consider this meme to be something of a joke and tend to only...

VMware puts Java at the heart of its cloud app dev offerings -- for now

First VMware made SpringSource's flavor of enterprise Java the programming environment for its teamup with Salesforce.com ; then Rod Johnson proclaimed that you could build apps in that environment that had little to do with...

Dear James Gosling: It's way past t-shirts

I respect James Gosling in several ways: both as a technical whiz and as a guy who managed to rise pretty far up in a big corporation without losing his soul or sense of idealism. Google may be using its newfound position as bullying...

Is the JavaOne love gone?

The question of whether you'll be heading to JavaOne is more relevant than ever, now that Oracle's decision to sue Google over Java has so many Java developers roiled up. The spectacle of Larry Ellison giving the keynote speech will...

BlackBerry going with QNX; Java ME to lose its highest-profile OS?

Interesting news from Bloomberg about BlackBerry's rumored BlackPad tablet. According to anonymous sources "familiar with the plans," the new tablet will run not a version of the BlackBerry OS, but a QNX variant . These sources...

Do Oracle's patent claims stand a chance?

So Oracle has two distinct claims in its lawsuit against Google over Android: copyright violation and patent violation. The copyright claims are extremely vague and its hard to see how they could apply, given that what Java code...

Android threatens Oracle's embedded Java business

Oracle's lawsuit against Google has uncovered an interesting fact: Before last week, not many people knew what Android was, exactly. Most industry watchers understood it was an open source Linux-based OS that ran code written in Java....

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