'You’ll be right at home if you live, breathe and occasionally dream in Java, Objective-C or Swift,' quipped Twitter's director of developer and platform relations.
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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.
Job adverts for IT vacancies place heavier emphasis on candidates having Java, agile development and ASP skills this year, while demand for C and SQL appears to be dropping in the UK.
Oracle has launched the first developer preview of Java Standard Edition 8 for ARM, which includes tools for building JavaFX apps for ARM-based Linux systems such as the Raspberry Pi.
The J2ObjC tool converts Android-friendly Java source code to Objective C, which is used to build iPhone and iPad apps. It can't be used as a shortcut to building iOS app user interfaces, though.
Microsoft has outlined the main third-party software through which cross-platform attacks Windows, Mac, and Linux computers: old vulnerabilities in Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe PDF applications, and Microsoft Office.
Novell has unveiled Mono for Android, a toolset that will let developers create .NET and C# applications for Google's Linux-based mobile operating system using Microsoft Visual Studio.
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison opened this week's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco with details on the Exalogic Elastic Cloud. The system, built on 360 64-bit x86 processor cores, is interconnected with an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.
You've probably heard that Apple does not allow any interpreted or run-time compiled programs on the iPhone. That's why you don't see Flash, C#, or Java programs there. Now, companies like Adobe and Novell are trying to do something about that. In a ZDNet Q&A, Joseph Hill, product manager for Mono at Novell explains their approach with MonoTouch.
'If .NET and C# had come out at the same time as Java, we wouldn't even be talking about Java today.'
Whether they are teaching the languages themselves or are using the languages to teach CS concepts, many secondary and post-secondary schools teach everything from Java to C to Python to Perl to Ruby. Does Go add anything to the mix that our students can use if they don't plan to develop apps for the Google App Store?
The split is over whether Microsoft's promise on C# and the CLI extends to Mono and whether the Mono version of .Net should be accepted as a standard part of Linux. If it is, then Microsoft may be embraced as an "open core" vendor like other enterprise open source companies.
Stallman's fear is that Microsoft will use its software patents to force open source C# implementations, and applications, underground. Any move toward bringing C#, which Microsoft developed and Mono, which Microsoft supports, into the center of the Linux community must therefore be resisted.
In many enterprise environments we work with a mix of Windows and Linux servers. If you had to build a large, complex enterprise application that runs on Linux, you would typically use Java.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 became globally available today, with the new enterprise OS featuring virtualisation improvements, support for Intel's Core i7 architecture, and inclusion of the Open Java Development Kit from Sun Microsystems.
The new version of Mono includes support for .NET 2.0 and C# 3.0, as well as a debugger and an analytical tool for .NET-to-Linux application migrations
Embedded Linux devices have always fascinated me, because besides on the server, it's where I think the Open Source OS is going to make the most impact. From 2002 to 2004, I worked for SHARP as a developer liaison consultant on the very much before its time ZAURUS Linux/Java PDA, so I'm very much familiar with the ins and outs of developing and supporting embedded Linux products.
Sun is to open source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux distributions.
Once every component of Java is GPL-compliant, the software will be able to be fully integrated into Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora
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