Java

  • 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

  • Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight Crunch Network

    Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

    Editor’s note: Sacha Labourey is CEO and Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees. APIs exist for a reason: They act as the communication channel, the lingua franca, the boundary, between the provider of the implementation and users of that implementation — developers. Will our economy thrive and be more competitive because companies can easily switch… Read More

  • Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source

    Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source

    I sat down with Scott McNealy today after he spoke on a panel here at TUCON, the Tibco annual conference here in Las Vegas. McNealy covers a lot of topics. He discussed his new startup WayIn that provides a corporate social media experience. He jokingly says Larry (Ellison) never calls, referring to Oracle, which acquired Sun Microsystems, the company he co-founded. Read More

  • Heroku Enterprise For Java – A New Play In A Crowded Market

    Heroku Enterprise For Java – A New Play In A Crowded Market

    Heroku has added Java for a new enterprise focused service so companies and IT organizations can build and run Java applications in the cloud. In a press release, Heroku boasts it will allow companies to deploy mission-critical apps in minutes instead of months. That’s quite an assertion but the platform as a service (PaaS) market is showing the enterprise that developers need ways… Read More

  • Oracle Issues Security Alert For Severe Java Vulnerability That Gives Attackers Control And Access To Personal Data

    Oracle Issues Security Alert For Severe Java Vulnerability That Gives Attackers Control And Access To Personal Data

    Oracle has issued a security alert for a Java vulnerability that if exploited can give attackers access to a user’s personal information. The vulnerability means that attackers can access a user’s data without the need for a user name or password. To be successful, the user would have to fall victim to a malware attack. It would specifically hit people who who visit a malicious… Read More

  • HTML5 Keeps Growing: Users Have Built One Million HTML5 Sites On Wix In The Past Three Months

    HTML5 Keeps Growing: Users Have Built One Million HTML5 Sites On Wix In The Past Three Months

    Wix.com, a Java and HTML5 publishing platform, announced today that users have built over one million sites using their HTML5 tools since March. Wix, which began offering Flash tools in 2008, did not launch its HTML5 builder, which is still in beta, until late March. Director of Communications Eric Mason tells us that most Wix users only make one website, meaning they have had nearly one… Read More

  • Java Application Deployment Platform Jelastic Raises $2 Million from Russian Venture Funds

    Java Application Deployment Platform Jelastic Raises $2 Million from Russian Venture Funds

    Jelastic, a U.S./Ukrainian/Russian provider of a cloud-based deployment platform for Java apps, has closed a $2 million Series A funding round from Russia and CIS-focused Almaz Capital Partners and Foresight Ventures, a global fund with a bias towards Russia and the US. Jelastic, which competes with Heroku and Google App Engine, offers developers of Java applications a hosted platform based… Read More

  • Red Hat’s OpenShift Adds Full Java Lifecycle Offering

    Red Hat’s OpenShift Adds Full Java Lifecycle Offering

    Red Hat’s OpenShift platform as a service offering has been in public beta for a while now. It offers a fairly simple way for people to jumpstart “cloud” development efforts by abstracting out all the messy business of setting up application and database servers. Instead, you simply publish your source code to OpenShift, and their platform does the rest. Supported languages… Read More

  • Who Needs Flash? New WebGL And HTML5 Browser Game Sets Tron's Light Cycles In 3D

    Cycleblob, an addictive browser game created by Israeli developer Shy Shalom, went live today. The game ports light cycles, the futuristic vehicles from the legendary 1982 film Tron, to the browser. Nerd power! Of course, seeing as Tron was recently upgraded with a new sequel, it’s only fitting that light cycles should be given a more contemporary setting in which to compete —… Read More