On the deck but still flapping: GlassFish soldiers on

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On the deck but still flapping: GlassFish soldiers on

GlassFish development continues, with the WebSocket component getting an update this week. But is it swimming or sinking?

Greg Luck announced as new Hazelcast CTO

Lucky day

Greg Luck announced as new Hazelcast CTO

Ehcache inventor decamps from Software AG Terracotta to Hazelcast: JAXenter gets the full story on his unfinished business in the space, and hopes for the year ahead.

Dart can now write better JavaScript than you

Hitting its targets

Dart can now write better JavaScript than you

Improvements to version 1.1 include a Dart2JS compiler that outputs JS more performant than hand-written code.

 IBM has $7 billion dollar ambition for cloud in 2015

You get what you give

IBM has $7 billion dollar ambition for cloud in 2015

Having announced its sky high targets for the year ahead, IBM puts its money where its mouth is with further $1.2 billion commitment to company offerings.

Cisco report: Java and Android are hives of malware

Filthy

Cisco report: Java and Android are hives of malware

Last year, 91% of all web exploits used Java, while 99% of all mobile malware targeted Android devices.

 Buggy or not, Java 8 will arrive on time

It's really coming!

Buggy or not, Java 8 will arrive on time

After a series of false starts, it looks like Oracle is holding fast for a March release date - just watch out for a few holes.

Red Hat lifts lid on high-performance garbage collector

That’s a mouthful

Red Hat lifts lid on high-performance garbage collector

‘Shenandoah’, proposed to OpenJDK, can handle heaps larger than 100GB with sub-10ms pause times.

The top 5 features of NetBeans IDE 8

Five by five

The top 5 features of NetBeans IDE 8

The Beta of NetBeans IDE 8 has now been released! Geertjan Wielenga spotlights some of the coolest bells and whistles.

James Gosling: Oracle have done “surprisingly well” with Java

Faint praise?

James Gosling: Oracle have done “surprisingly well” with Java

With the fourth anniversary of acquisition of the platform coming up, the Father of Java has a mixed bag of views on its stewards.

Google puts HDFS-less Hadoop in its cloud

Nifty - but is it performant?

Google puts HDFS-less Hadoop in its cloud

Don’t worry about the file system for your precious Big Data, says Google – just keep it in our Cloud Storage.

Supreme Court: Web ‘shopping cart’ patent still invalid

A good egg

Supreme Court: Web ‘shopping cart’ patent still invalid

Newegg’s landmark victory against alleged patent troll Soverain is upheld as high court refuses to hear case.

Mammoth batch of Oracle patches released today

Make do and mend

Mammoth batch of Oracle patches released today

Software giant pushes out 144 fixes, including solutions for critical issues in Java SE, FX, JDK, and JRE.

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