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Open source gains momentum once again

CUBA goes open source with a handful of features

CUBA 6.1 has received a fair amount of features and due to the fact that this version is the first open source release, here’s a quick overview of what has changed.

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Web tales: JavaScript —The next runtime platform?

In this article, Niko Köbler advances an interesting idea: s JavaScript on its way to become —just like the JVM— a universal runtime platform? It may be that the JavaScript community is now exactly where we, in the world of Java, were 10-15 years ago.

Oracle turns the page

Oracle pulls the plug on Java.net and Kenai.com

Java.net and Kenai.com were considered for many years the go-to community and hosting sites for projects. With its latest announcement, Oracle proves once again that nothing is everlasting. Both Java.net and Kenai.com will cease to exist on April 28, 2016 —fact which sparked discussions within the community.

It's complicated

Vigilante hackers do exist

Countless hackers make the headlines these days for disrupting companies’ activities or secret projects. Some companies even pay hackers to help improve security, but underneath this growing trend there’s an abundance of individuals or groups who use their abilities to make the world a better place.

Everything has a breaking point

Encryption as insurgency

It is almost paradoxical to see the current spat between the FBI and Apple rage on about the latter’s use of strong encryption to protect their customers’ privacy. Though this conflict has become a political one with other overtones, and the FBI has recently claimed that they have successfully broken the encryption of a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, thus no longer necessitating Apple provide them with a solution, this new conflict is far from over.