Patent blogger Florian Mueller quotes a statement filed by Oracle in its legal dispute with Google over its use of the Java language in Android:
Android’s growth in the mobile device market has been exponential, steadily diminishing Java’s share. For instance, Amazon’s newly-released Kindle Fire tablet is based on Android, while prior versions of the
…continue reading Android: good or bad for Java? Oracle claims harm but I am sceptical
Oracle has released Java SE 7:
Oracle today announced the availability of Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7), the first release of the Java platform under Oracle stewardship.
What’s in Java SE 7? Despite the full version number increment, I am tempted to call this an interim release. In December 2010 the
…continue reading Java Standard Edition 7 is done, but feels like an interim release
Oracle has announced that it is contributing the OpenOffice.org code, the source for the free productivity suite that competes with Microsoft Office, to the Apache Software Foundation’s Incubator:
Incubation is the first step for a project to be considered among the diverse Open Source initiatives overseen by the ASF. A submitted project and its community
…continue reading OpenOffice moving to Apache; next step reunification with LibreOffice
The OpenOffice story has taken a curious turn today with Oracle announcing that it intends to cease the commercial versions of this office suite and to move the project a non-commercial organisation.
What the press release does not say is that there is already a non-commercial organisation working on the OpenOffice code. The Document Foundation
…continue reading Oracle says OpenOffice non-strategic, ceases commercial versions. Time to reunite with Libre Office?
The Guardian’s Mat Wall has spoken here at Qcon London about why it is migrating its web site away from Oracle and towards MongoDB.
He also said there are moves towards cloud hosting, I think on Amazon’s hosted infrastructure, and that its own data centre can be used as a backup in case of cloud
…continue reading Guardian.co.uk enthuses about MongoDB, plans to ditch Oracle
Here’s the sign in Placa d’Espanya next to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. A touch of optimism.
…continue reading Java Me is the top mobile platform says Oracle
Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines appear to forbid Java or Adobe AIR applications from being published in the store:
Apps that use deprecated or optionally installed technologies (e.g., Java, [PowerPC code requiring] Rosetta) will be rejected.
Since Adobe AIR is not shipped by default with OS X, any applications requiring that runtime will not qualify.
…continue reading No Java or Adobe AIR apps in Apple’s Mac App Store
A week or so ago I posted about the Java crisis and what it means for developers. The post attracted attention both here and later on The Guardian web site where it appeared as a technology blog. It was also picked up by Reddit prompting a discussion with over 500 posts.
So what are
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What is happening with the Java language and runtime? Since Java passed into the hands of Oracle, following its acquisition of Sun, there has been a succession of bad news. To recap:
The JavaOne conference in September 2010 was held in the shadow of Oracle OpenWorld making it a less significant event than in previous
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