The world's largest social network suffered a "sophisticated attack" last month, apparently caused by a Java zero-day exploit that has since been fixed, but there is "no evidence" that user data was compromised.
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Rackspace is best known for co-founding OpenStack with NASA. As the open source cloud stack moves under the control of an independent foundation, and the OpenStack Summit gets underway, the public/private cloud provider has released two new PHP and Java SDKs targeting developers
Java application performance depends upon the Java Virtual Machine being able to quickly create, use and then destroy pieces of data. Azul Systems has taken its decade of experience building Java acceleration systems and built a new JVM based upon Oracle's HotSpot technology.
Java Standard Edition 7 is the first full release since Oracle completed its purchase of Sun in 2010, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data and cause errors in applications
Scheduled for general availability next year, Database.com will support applications built in various languages and running on platforms including PHP, Java, Windows Azure and Amazon EC2.
Microsoft has been touting for a while the ability for developers to use a variety of tools, like Java, PHP, Ruby and Eclipse, when developing applications for Windows Azure. But the company is going to step up its Java support for Azure in the coming weeks and months, elevating Java to a "first-class citizen" in the Microsoft cloud realm.
Morphlabs enhances mCloud Controller making internal clouds easy for Java, Ruby on Rails and PHP developers.
According to data from Microsoft's malware protection center, there has been an "unprecedented wave" of exploits against vulnerabilities in Oracle Sun's Java software in 2010.
While Windows Azure is designed first and foremost to appeal to .Net developers, Microsoft has been adding tools for those who want to work on cloud apps using PHP, Ruby and even -- gasp -- Java. Recently, Microsoft went public with proof-of-concept information about another Java tool that can be hosted on .Net: The Jetty HTTP server.
Throw in a layer of Java and MUMPS, the 40-year old hospital data system now known as M, can be as up-to-date as an iPhone app.
Microsoft is getting its Azure ducks before it removes the beta tag from its cloud service in mid-November. On October 28, the company announced plans for more development tools aimed at programmers who want to use PHP, Java and the Eclipse IDE to create and modify Web applications for Azure.
Microsoft's Interoperability Strategy Team released on August 21 an open-source tookit for PHP developers who want to use Microsoft's ADO.Net Data Services (codename "Astoria").
Cast Iron Systems and Google have teamed up to overcome one of the biggest hurdles to cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) in the enterprise -- concerns over data security.Cast Iron for Google Apps, which was announced today, includes the Google Secure Data Connection, enabling the encrypted exchange of data between a company's enterprise applications and Google's cloud offerings.
Derek Mathieson, project leader at Cern, explains the use of Java apps by the Atlas detector, a six-storey-high, 100-megapixel camera with 100 million data channels
At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, Derek Mathieson, project leader for the world's largest particle physics laboratory, CERN, shows off the Atlas detector, a six story high, 100-megapixel camera with 100 million data channels. Mathieson explains how the detector uses open-source Java applications to collect data and how grid computing allows the data to be processed.
The growing arenas of SOA, Web 2.0, cloud computing, webby applications design/delivery, OSGi container flexibility, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Adobe and Silverlight cross-browser development/deployment -- all are moving beyond the Java orbit.
When it comes to development environments today there just aren't any good choices at the enterprise scale - Java is a recipe for maintenance failure, low level stuff like C is inappropriate, .net is just BASIC in expensive clothing, and PHP is immature.
Wayne Beaton reports from Eclipse Summit Europe that Ingres is showing off a demo of a new database application, get this, running under Fedora Linux on a PS3. It's written in Java using Eclipse RCP and Data Tools.
Google released a Google Maps Mobile for Windows Mobile devices application today so you no longer have to have a Java client and use the Java utility to find directions and locations on Google Maps. You can visit the Google Maps for Mobile website, download and then install the .CAB file now for your Windows Mobile device. I just installed it on my Dash and like it even better than the Java client because the fonts are cleaner, the navigation is better integrated, and I don't have to go through all those Java midlet authorization screens. You can use it to show traffic status too and it is available for free. Make sure you have an unlimited data plan though before downloading map data to your device.
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