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Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show.

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Oracle: Java 9 will understand dependencies

Developers have a year to prepare before modularity arrives in Java SE Development Kit 9

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Two-year-old Java flaw re-emerges due to broken patch

A two-year-old vulnerability in Java can still be exploited in the latest versions, according to security researchers

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JetBrains polishes Kotlin for JVM ahead of general release

The release candidate also features improved Java interoperability

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Oracle's Java plug-in move no surprise, but is JavaWS the answer?

Applets may no longer be in vogue, but opinions vary whether Oracle's Java Web Start is a viable alternative

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Zing! Azul JVM raises the roof for in-memory Java applications

At 2TB capacity, Azul's Zing JVM allows applications to use all the memory in large servers without stuttering or stalling

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Oracle hops on the bandwagon to dump Java browser plug-in

Browser vendors are moving away from plug-ins. Now Oracle is encouraging developers to migrate Java Applets to the plug-in free Java Web Start technology

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Oracle settles with the FTC over 'deceptive' Java security promises

Security issues have long bedeviled users of Oracle's Java SE, and on Monday the FTC's efforts to address the problem finally came to fruition.

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Java 9 delayed by slow progress on modularization

In need of extra time to develop the modularization capability and Project Jigsaw, Oracle wants to push back Java 9's arrival from September 2016 to May 2017

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Oracle proposal clarifies Java API deprecations

JDK Enhancement Proposal 227 would offer better information on deprecation and log the usage of deprecated APIs.

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Which code is best? 3 JVM languages duke it out

Frege, Kotlin, and Mirah may not be household names, but they took center stage in a JavaOne JVM language shootout.

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Developers weigh JSON, security proposals for Java EE 8

At JavaOne, Oracle reveals the numerous proposals under consideration for inclusion in Java EE 8, due in 2017.

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Oracle lays out plans for the next Java generation

In celebrating Java's 20 years, former Sun CEO McNealy laments James Gosling's departure from Oracle.

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Java developers carry hopes and fears to JavaOne

Despite mixed signals from Oracle and competition from newer languages, experts agree that Java will stay strong

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Oracle considers a new effort to develop mobile Java apps

The OpenJDK community has until Oct. 12 to vote on the proposal to ease development for iOS, Android, and mobile Windows.

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Where to start with containers and microservices

Containers and microservices are groundbreaking technologies, but adoption is still a struggle in some shops. Lessons from Java and virtualization could help light the way.

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Java 9 module plan picks up a packager

In the latest proposal, the Java Packager tool will add features that better align with the plan for Java modules.

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Oracle says Java 9 modules will be a boon for developers

An Oracle official expects the module system planned for Java 9 to bring improved scalability and performance to the popular enterprise platform.

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What REPL means for Java

Read-eval-print-loop functionality is coming to Java in 2016. Find out how JShell will change the way that developers learn and write Java code.

Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

JShell's read-eval-print-loop functionality will allow Java programmers to interactively evaluate code as they write it, without having to compile first.

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