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Java support over for Windows XP

UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.

July 3, 2014

Should APIs be copyrighted?

Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.

May 9, 2014 by

Cross-Platform Java bot found

Kaspersky Lab has described a bot written entirely in Java which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux. Even the infection method is cross-platform.

January 29, 2014

Java, Reader and Flash are most-exploited Windows programs

A new long-term study by malware research group AV-Test shows that Adobe's Reader and Flash and all versions of Java are together responsible for a total of 66 percent of the vulnerabilities in Windows systems exploited by malware.

December 4, 2013

Google clear of Java API copyright dispute

The structure, sequence and organisation of the 37 Java APIs in question during the Oracle v. Google trial are not copyrightable, according to Judge William Alsup in his ruling on Thursday afternoon.

May 31, 2012

Microsoft warns Metro developers over API rules

Developers should refrain from using any non-sanctioned APIs in their Windows 8 Metro-style apps, Microsoft has said.Developer experience manager John Hazen said on Thursday that using APIs not offered as part of the Metro software development kit (SDK) could undermine consumer confidence and make the apps break.

May 18, 2012 by

We didn't know Sun had patents: Google

While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.

May 8, 2012

Oracle: Google was lazy on Android

In rebuttal arguments, Oracle's lawyers have tried to convey that Google was lazy and taking the easy way out by using Java APIs when developing Android.

April 29, 2012

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