News

  • In Pictures: 15 things we hate about Java

    Slow startup times, null pointers, security flaws -- Java's ongoing success leaves plenty to complain about

  • Red Hat drops JBoss, goes with WildFly for Java middleware

    If you've ever thought that Java-related open-source middleware just wasn't exciting enough for you, good news -- Red Hat announced today that it would be jazzing up its JBoss application server software, rebranding the project as WildFly and focusing on obtaining Java Enterprise Edition 7 certification.

  • Top 10 tech stories of 2012: a busted IPO, spotlight on workers, titans in transition

    Change in any industry involves conflict. Evolution and revolution in tech this year took place not only in the marketplace but also in the courtroom, the factory, and on the Web. Here are the top news stories of 2012 as selected by the editors of the IDG News Service.

  • Java inventor James Gosling building smart marine robots

    James Gosling, the inventor of the Java programming language when he worked at Sun Microsystems, finds the security framework for Java he designed still stands up after all these years. In fact he's using it today to design marine robots that can be sent across the ocean to gather weather data or carry out research projects.

  • Oracle wants copyright claims to remain in Google suit

    Oracle said that no court has ever found that APIs for software like Java are ineligible for copyright protection, in its objection to Google's request that the court make a summary judgment on Oracle's copyright allegations.

  • Home-grown Cloud storage service launched

    Sydney-based Cloud computing provider Ninefold has launched a storage service it claims is the first local equivalent of Amazon Web Services’ S3 offering and announced its inclusion into the jclouds multi-cloud library.

  • Oracle's Java direction a 'worry' says Jaspersoft CEO

    Jaspersoft CEO and former Java development evangelist Brian Gentile has expressed concern over Oracle's stewardship of the programming language since it acquired Sun Microsystems saying it's a worry how the software giant is treating open source projects.

  • Oracle rolls out more critical patches for troublesome Java

    Oracle has unloaded a hefty package of patches aimed at fixing critical vulnerabilities in Java SE and Java for Business, and Oracle as well as third-party security experts are urging IT admins to deploy the security update immediately.

  • JCP chair: Organization does not operate in secrecy

    The chair of the JCP (Java Community Process), the official mechanism for amending the Java platform, defended the organisation's openness this week in response to contentions that the JCP operates in secrecy.

  • NetBeans 7.0 IDE due this spring

    Version 7. 0 of the NetBeans open source IDE is due in April, featuring capabilities for Java SE 7, as well as faster deployment to the WebLogic Server application server, according to the NetBeans Oracle-sponsored website.

  • Micro Focus extends Cobol to Java and the cloud

    Micro Focus on Thursday announced it is extending its Cobol platform to Java and the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, with the launch of Micro Focus Visual Cobol R3.

  • Amazon's Beanstalk aims to make Web Services easier to use

    Amazon on Wednesday planned to introduce an offering that combines its Web services into one tool that is aimed at making it easier for customers to use and fine-tune the services.

  • University gives Java parallelism a boost

    Java developers are getting more assistance in writing parallel programs for multi-core systems with another technology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • CloudBees launches Java cloud

    CloudBees plans to unveil on Tuesday a Java cloud application platform featuring its own Dev@cloud application development infrastructure and the Java platform-as-a-service gained through acquiring Stax Networks.

  • The Grill: Oracle's Angus MacDonald

    Computerworld Australia talks to Angus MacDonald, Chief Technology Officer at Oracle's A/NZ Systems Line of Business about the local implications of the Oracle and Sun merger.

Sign up now to get free exclusive access to reports, research and invitation only events.

Computerworld newsletter

Join the most dedicated community for IT managers, leaders and professionals in Australia