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Oracle: Google has 'destroyed' the market for Java

In a new court filing, Oracle has broadened the scope of its complaint to reflect Android's ongoing success


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Once-declining Java cements its lead in language popularity index

Last year's Java 8 release boosted the aging language, helping it open up a big lead over C

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Java devs rejoice as private APIs stay in -- for now

After a plan to eliminate use of sun.misc.Unsafe in Java 9 drew heavy criticism, Oracle crafted a workaround to keep the API functional

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Free edition of Visual Studio: Cool enough for non-Microsoft devs

With licensing restrictions that favor individual users and open source developers, the free-to-use edition of Visual Studio

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Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

REPL capability allows programmers to get immediate feedback instead of having to compile complete programs first

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Java devs abhor Oracle’s plan to kill private APIs

Oracle's plan to eliminate access to sun.misc.Unsafe would have drastic consequences, opponents fear

Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Google's mobile OS has come to 'permeate the fabric of our society,' Oracle says

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JRuby upgrade promises better performance

JRuby 9000 features a rewritten compiler that focuses on optimization

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Enterprise Java moves back into the spotlight this fall

The annual JavaOne conference, coming this October, will feature a big dose of Java EE content

Oracle fixes zero-day Java flaw and over 190 other vulnerabilities

Users should update Java as soon as possible because attackers are already taking advantage of at least one vulnerability

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

In a huge victory,Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

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Java installer ditches the Ask Toolbar, swaps in Yahoo defaults

Users who install Java will have to uncheck a box to avoid getting Yahoo as their default home page and search engine

How the next Java update could make Yahoo your default search provider

Yahoo has cut a deal with Oracle to promote Yahoo alongside its Java technology

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Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

The foundation's annual bulk release of technologies features Docker tools and Java IDE improvements

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Red Hat takes the reins of OpenJDK 7

The Linux vendor wants to lead the project while working with the OpenJDK community

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Cleaner garbage collector wanted for Java 9

Oracle says the low-pause efficiency in the G1 garbage collector should get the nod over Parallel GC

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Not only Node.js: AWS Lambda adds Java support

More programming languages will be added to the service, which has been used to build apps for multiple purposes

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LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche

LinkedIn's open source, home-brew OLAP project is a new way for Hadoop users (and others) to query both real-time and historical data

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