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Oracle security update includes Java, MySQL, Oracle Database fixes

Several vulnerabilities in Oracle's quarterly patch release are considered critical and could be remotely exploited

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Patch JBoss now to prevent SamSam ransomware attacks

Cisco Talos has identified millions of vulnerable JBoss servers that can potentially be infected with SamSam ransomware

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RoboVM Java-to-iOS dev tool meets its end

The technology was under Microsoft jurisdiction as part of the Xamarin acquisition; with the discontinuation, its licenses will expire on April 17, 2017

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Facebook open-sources Android byte code optimizer

Facebook's ReDex tool for paring down Android apps could form the basis for other optimizers as well

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

4 no-bull reasons why Swift on Android won't come swiftly

Making Swift a viable option on Android would be an arduous task. Here are the reasons why Google will remain ensconced on Java

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Visual Basic hits the skids in language popularity

Author of the Tiobe monthly language popularity index sees both Visual Basic and Visual Basic .Net dropping from the top 10 within a year

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Sputnik automates code review for Java projects on GitHub

More than a service, Sputnik has open source underpinnings that can be downloaded and deployed, and integration with other code hosting services is on the road map

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Three-year-old IBM patch for critical Java flaw is broken

Attackers can easily bypass the patch to exploit a vulnerability that allows them to escape from the Java security sandbox

Which big data programming language should I use?

Which freaking big data programming language should I use?

When it comes to wrangling data at scale, R, Python, Scala, and Java have you covered -- mostly

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Samsung unleashes ad blocking Android browser

Also in today's open source roundup: Oracle wants $9.3 billion dollars from Google for using Java in Android, and 5 open source home automation tools

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Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

The figure appears in a report by Oracle's damages expert, which Google strongly contests

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Oracle: Java 9 will understand dependencies

Developers have a year to prepare before modularity arrives in Java SE Development Kit 9

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OpenJDK plan would make Java coding easier

JEP 286 proposes adding a local-variable type inference capability

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Two-year-old Java flaw re-emerges due to broken patch

A patch released by Oracle in 2013 can be easily bypassed to attack the latest Java versions, security researchers said

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Why you need to start using Polymer for your Web development

Polymer enhances basic HTML in an easy, clean, and powerful way

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Java finally gets microservices tools

Lightbend's Lagom framework helps Java developers create and manage microservices architectures

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JavaScript and Java fend off challenges from PHP, Python

The latest RedMonk language rankings show the two stalwarts continuing their reign while the momentum stalls for Go and Swift

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Java 9 to address GTK GUI pains on Linux

Bringing Java current with the latest edition of the toolkit will prevent app failures due to multiple GTK versions

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