News briefs April 17, 2013

News briefs April 17, 2013

In a bid to get ahead of a long list of vulnerabilities in Java, Oracle Corp. has released a new...

April 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon

U.S. says Java should be disabled

U.S. says Java should be disabled

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged computer users to disable Java plug-ins in their browsers due to a...

January 11th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Java developers unfazed about security

Java developers unfazed about security

In recent months there's been a increase in news reports about Java-related exploits. However, in this report from ComputerWorld U.S.,...

October 4th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Your future as a software developer

Your future as a software developer

Should you get a computer science degree or certification on a particular product? Will a hiring manager think you're too...

September 20th, 2012 brian bloom

Google releases Java to Objective C translator

Google releases Java to Objective C translator

In a blog post Sept. 13, Google announced the availability of J2ObjC, an open-source tool that allows developers to translate Java...

September 14th, 2012 brian bloom

Oracle struggling to meet Java EE 7 date

Oracle struggling to meet Java EE 7 date

Project deadlines are usually immovable objects. But some components within the project may not always be ready no matter how...

September 7th, 2012 Howard Solomon

For sale: Java exploit kits for every budget

For sale: Java exploit kits for every budget

In this week's podcast, we talk to Chris  Astacio, a manager of security research at Websense Labs who patrols the Internet...

August 30th, 2012 brian bloom

Experts warn of Java exploit

Experts warn of Java exploit

For several weeks security experts have warned that the Blackhole exploit toolkit was about to gain a weapon for attacking...

August 29th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Oracle updates Java for Mac, Linux, ARM

Oracle updates Java for Mac, Linux, ARM

For the first time, Oracle is releasing a Java Runtime Edition for Mac OSX systems; with the new Java SE...

August 16th, 2012 brian bloom