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.

Amazon cloud update

Java Lambda support comes to AWS

Great news for Java aficionados – Amazon Web Services are now welcoming Java Lambdas into their programming model. Amazon are also planning on expanding their language options, with added features to Lambda support on the horizon.

The week in Java

Java Weekly 25/15: free JDK8 MOOC, JMS 2.1, async EJBs

Thorben Janssen’s regular Java Weekly presents more on the Spring versus Java EE debate, the next episode of the Java EE track committee interview series and asynchronous EJBs, plus featuring the week’s hottest updates from the Java world.

Ooh, shiny

Ember.js 1.13.0 out now

Ember.js gears up for its latest release and also throws out the beta for version 2.0. We can officially welcome the sparkling new Glimmer rendering engine, which will ease in the transition to 2.0 in the coming weeks.