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Oracle preps 128 security patches; Java gets 42

Fixes are coming today for "hundreds" of Oracle products, following a series of high-profile corporate hacks pegged to a zero-day vulnerability in Java.

By April 16, 2013


WebKit fracture puts a pinch on open-source browser efforts

With Google concentrating on its own Blink, Apple is tightening the WebKit browser engine code base. That'll limit other projects seeking to customize the browser.

By April 5, 2013


Jonathan Schwartz: Oracle bungled its chance at mobile Java

Oracle could have innovated with Java instead of litigated, says CareZone co-founder and Sun's former CEO. Also: Why Amazon won at cloud computing, "Intel Inside" was a blip, and the Mac is back.

By July 26, 2012


Oracle-Google trial puts ex-Sun execs on opposite sides

Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz sided with Google in its court battle with Oracle, while Sun co-founder Scott McNealy and Java father James Gosling believe that Google infringed on Sun's intellectual property. Who is right?

By April 28, 2012


Former Sun CEO says Google's Android didn't need license for Java APIs

Jonathan Schwartz testifies that Java APIs were not considered proprietary or protected by Sun, as long as Google didn't use the Java name, countering Oracle's claims that Google infringed on its intellectual property.

By April 26, 2012


Android, Java, and the tech behind Oracle v. Google (FAQ)

Wondering what the lawyers and programmers are talking about in the highest-profile tech trial in years? Here's a guide to the ties between Android and Java -- and the history leading up to the case.

By April 20, 2012


Sun updates JavaFX and Java SE

JavaFX 1.2 update includes support for Linux and OpenSolaris, while Java Platform Standard Edition gets support for IE 8 and Windows 7.

By June 4, 2009


Sun renews phone ambitions with JavaFX Mobile

The software and server maker is angling to rejuvenate the mobile-phone version of its Java technology with the release of JavaFX Mobile.

By February 11, 2009


AT&T drops Java on mobile phones, Sun updates JavaFX to no avail

Java is the enterprise language of choice. It seems that it has less to offer the mobile phone ecosystem.

By December 4, 2008


Sun throws JavaFX hat into Web app ring

Programmers now can start trying out JavaFX for writing rich Internet applications--and seeing if it's worth using over Adobe's Flash and other alternatives.

By July 31, 2008