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Insider: Oracle has lost interest in Java

New sources are stepping up questions about Oracle's stewardship of the Java development platform

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Java 9 module plan picks up a packager

In the latest proposal, the Java Packager tool will add features that better align with the plan for Java modules

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Google open-sources language-agnostic, scalable software tool

Bazel, Google's in-house software building and test system, is being open-sourced and available in beta

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Oracle says Java 9 modules will be a boon for developers

An Oracle official expects the module system planned for Java 9 to bring improved scalability and performance to the popular enterprise platform

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Java reigns, but Go language spikes in popularity

Tiobe tweaked its algorithm to remove statistical noise, leading to leaps for Go and Scala and drops for F# and OpenEdge ABL

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Sources: Oracle releases Java evangelists

Unconfirmed reports across the Internet say Oracle has let go of its Java evangelists, but the company has not officially commented

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JavaFX adds docking library for easier use, better customization

Developers would use the library to build customizable interfaces similar to Visual Studio, Eclipse, or GIMP

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


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


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

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