'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.
A new poll of university course leaders has revealed that students aren't being taught legacy programming languages like Cobol, even though they know businesses want it.
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.
Free software is making its presence felt in all walks of life — not just on the desktop
The pact with China Standard Software aims to provide interoperability between Hyper-V Open Cloud and the Chinese company's Linux server product, with patent protection for CS2C's customers
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.
The Android phone-maker has launched a pre-emptive strike against Apple, arguing that the patents it is using to sue HTC are invalid and unusable against Motorola
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 latest and greatest version of the Oracle database, 11g Release 2, was made available recently and as the resident technical person, it fell to me to take it for a spin. Little did I realise the hell that I had just walked into.
The launch of JBoss's latest enterprise application platform advances both Red Hat's cloud strategy and its commitment to Java
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.