Developer burnout: An industry disease?

Java

WTF is it?

Duke the Java Mascot, explained

Have you ever wondered what Duke the Java Mascot is? Is it a mockup of the Star Fleet communicator badge? Perhaps it’s an anthropomorphic dinosaur tooth? Whatever it is, it’s time we found out!

Red Hat to the rescue

Red Hat takes the reigns of OpenJDK 7

A generation behind the current Java release, OpenJDK 7 will now be presided over by Red Hat, which also assumed responsibility for OpenJDK 6 back in the day. The open source contingent of Java will keep on truckin’.

Death to the Toolbar

The Ask Toolbar is (sort of, a little bit) dead

Microsoft has officially started classifying older versions of the Java update’s infamous Ask Toolbar as malware, and has now begun blocking installation attempts. The latest version of the world’s most hated add-on is still working fine, but there’s hope that its end is nigh.