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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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Cascading big data framework gets Apache Tez support

Version 3 of the Cascading open source Java big data application framework has support for the Apache Tez compute fabric

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Java 101: Elementary language features

Learn three ways to document your code and find out why Unicode is the universal encoding standard for Java, then practice using identifiers, types, literals, and variables in your Java programs. All examples are written in Java 8.

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Oracle v. Google: We're not screwed yet

Superficially, the Solicitor General's advice to SCOTUS to find against Google and reject its appeal looks like bad news. But there are some substantial straws to grasp

U.S. sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The dispute between Google and Oracle revolves around whether Java APIs can be copyrighted

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Java at 20: How it changed programming forever

Java synthesized sound ideas, repackaging them in a practical format that turned on a generation of coders

Java's key to success is simplicity

As Java turns 20, Oracle looks to what keeps the programming language so vital

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