Java

  • Copyright questions remain after Google’s fair use victory

    Copyright questions remain after Google’s fair use victory

    If you didn’t already know the jury’s decision in Oracle’s long-running lawsuit against Google, you wouldn’t have been able to guess it from looking at either company’s legal team yesterday. Moments after the verdict was read, both sets of high-powered intellectual property lawyers huddled up and spoke softly, without any outward signs that Oracle had just lost… Read More

  • Jury finds Google’s implementation of Java in Android was fair use

    Jury finds Google’s implementation of Java in Android was fair use

    Software developers can breathe a massive sigh of relief — a jury found today that Google’s implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android qualified as fair use. However, Oracle attorneys have already indicated that they will appeal the decision. “Today’s verdict that Android makes fair use of Java APIs represents a win for the Android ecosystem, for the Java… Read More

  • Google and Oracle present closing arguments in battle over Java

    Google and Oracle present closing arguments in battle over Java

    Attorneys for Oracle and Google presented their closing arguments today in a lawsuit over Google’s use of Java APIs owned by Oracle in Android. Oracle accused Google of stealing a collection of APIs, while Google suggested that Android transformed the smartphone market and Oracle sued out of desperation when its own smartphone attempts failed to launch. The case is expected to have… Read More

  • Alphabet CEO Larry Page defends Android’s use of Java APIs in court

    Alphabet CEO Larry Page defends Android’s use of Java APIs in court

    Alphabet CEO and Google co-founder Larry Page defended his company’s development of the Android platform today during an ongoing legal battle with Oracle. Oracle sued Google in 2010, claiming that Android developers copied sections of proprietary code from Java. Google has maintained that the code in question was open source and free for its engineers to use, and that the implementation… Read More

  • In Oracle’s world, Android is a crime against open source

    In Oracle’s world, Android is a crime against open source

    Oracle and Google are back in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company’s use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system. The case, first decided in favor of Google, bounced up to an appeals court and was reversed, then appealed to the Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case. Now Oracle’s… Read More

  • Oracle CEO claims it discounted Java by 97.5% to beat out Android on Amazon’s Paperwhite

    Oracle CEO claims it discounted Java by 97.5% to beat out Android on Amazon’s Paperwhite

    Oracle and Google continue to fight it out in a retrial over $9 billion that Oracle claims Google owes it for using its Java code in its popular Android mobile platform. And in the process, we’re also hearing details about other companies that may not have been known before. Today it was the turn of Amazon, which Oracle today said ran Java in its Kindle Paperwhite, but only after… Read More

  • Programming Trends To Look For This Year Crunch Network

    Programming Trends To Look For This Year

    There has never been a more exciting time for technologists and developers worldwide. The number of active development languages and frameworks, as well as development tools and learning avenues, continues to soar. Despite all these resources at our fingertips (or perhaps because of this abundance), it may not be obvious where industry trends are leading us. In my role as a coding… Read More

  • We’re All Doomed, Or, Towards A Border Gateway Super Posse Crunch Network

    We’re All Doomed, Or, Towards A Border Gateway Super Posse

    Everything is broken. Just ask any security engineer. Way back in 1998, the members of the hacker collective L0pht testified to Congress that they could take down the entire Internet in 30 minutes by abusing BGP, the Border Gateway Protocol, an obscure but critically important routing system. That was seventeen years ago and BGP is still vulnerable. Everything is terrible. Read More

  • Code Discovery Service Runnable Adds C/C++ And Java Support, Launches Company Channels

    Code Discovery Service Runnable Adds C/C++ And Java Support, Launches Company Channels

    Runnable, the “YouTube of Code” which launched exactly three months ago, today announced support for a number of new languages, as well as extended support for companies and open source projects that want to highlight their SDKs and APIs on the site. The service, which allows developers to quickly find and try code snippets with the help of an online code editor, decided to add… Read More