Hearing proclamations of the death of Java is everyday business for this 20-year old giant in IT. But with the recent evangelist layoffs, rumours of Oracle’s neglect and a subdued JavaOne conference, it feels like something has changed. But should Java developers care, asks Jason Whaley.
Which JSON library should Java developers be choosing? And should we be worried about Oracle’s plans for Java? Thorben Janssen brings us the latest news and essential reading in the Java world.
Oracle has proposed an OpenJDK project that aims to breathe new life into Mobile Java by porting the JDK to popular mobile platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.
Oracle is no longer interested in Java, according to an anonymous top-level Java source at Oracle. As rumours of Oracle’s neglect pile up, it looks more and more like IT’s most popular programming language is becoming a driverless train.
A number of organisations have started publicly lobbying US Congress to take action over cybersecurity legislation, with Oracle, Microsoft, Apple and others accused of being on the wrong side of history when its comes to surveillance and users’ privacy.
Oracle has put an end to its Java evangelism, instead focusing on its growing cloud business. Meanwhile the rest of the Java community laments the departure of those who were most enthusiastic about the language.
The recent rumours of Oracle putting an end to its Java evangelism has the community worried about the necessary vision for Java’s future. But there’s no reason for Java world to fear, says JAX London program chair Sebastian Meyen.
The Java community is riled up in debate about Oracle’s sudden decision to fire its Java evangelists. Is evangelism dead at Oracle?
There are enough reasons to have second thoughts about upgrading your Oracle SOA Suite. But if you know what to look out for, it’s easy to rule out any potential complications during your next version upgrade.
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!
The API battle between Oracle and Google might be partially over, but it’s not the outcome that the software industry wants. The US Supreme Court has officially opted not to review a 2014 ruling on Google infringing Oracle’s copyright via the Android platform.
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’.
Although cloud-based operations were once described as ‘gibberish’, Oracle head-honcho Larry Ellison has now presented Oracle’s ‘complete’ Cloud PaaS package, marking their place in the growing Cloud ecosystem.
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.