Opinion: Don’t bother with native code
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There’s always been something of a philosophical discussion over the efficiency of developing native apps. The argument follows that native apps give you access to a platform’s full functionality helping you to manipulate built-in capabilities to create sophisticated applications. Conversely, there is a popular conception...
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With the intention to publish the ChakraCore repository to GitHub in...
Oracle's new API deals with Java EE security problems
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Oracle's staff are fully-aware that security in Java EE hasn't been taken as seriously as it should have, but are working to fix these problems in the new Java EE security API (JSR 375) which is a proposal for baking better security into the environment.
Java's development environment is notorious when it comes to security problems, at...
Google's software build tool Bazel heads into beta
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Bazel, a tool used internally at Google to build software quickly, was made open-source back in March to advance its development. Google has now released Bazel under beta to allow engineers to build server and client software for Android and iOS whilst avoiding some of the usual issues.
One large caveat, however, is that Bazel is only available for Linux and OS X for the time being – with a Windows version being made "a priority" and due to make the cut...
Javosize offers Java developers free access to new platform for three months
Technology startup Javosize, which claims to consist of “frustrated Java developers”, is offering devs free access to its Application Performance Management (APM) platform for 90 days.
The platform, slated for launch in October 2015, will cost $9.99 per month after the trial period as the company is looking to offer a low-cost product. Each beta tester will also be able to utilize three application servers at no cost.
Javosize chief magical officer Michael Carducci –...
Research: Stack Overflow reveals the most-loved languages and platforms for 2015
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In the latest research conducted by Stack Overflow, the Q&A resource site for developers, programmers have revealed their most-loved languages and platforms of 2015. Their findings are based on the responses of 26,086 people from 157 countries and consist of full-stack developers, mobile developers, and front-end...
Google's new "Jack and Jill" Android compilers
With a brand-new Android release, it's only natural we'll see some updates to the development tools as well. As found by Saikoa, the latest Android SDK contains two new build tools called 'Jack' and 'Jill' after the nursery rhyme characters. The twosome aim to replace the less-catchy existing 'javac' and 'dex' compilers...
Google's decision for creating two new compilers could be due to the ongoing dispute with Oracle over the use of...
Think you can crack this code? Woto may have a job for you
DeveloperTech normally sniffs out cheap PR stunts a mile off – but this one is actually quite interesting. The job, a paid internship, is located at the Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) advertising agency.
Java accounts for 91% of attacks, U.S Cloud providers distribute 44% of Malware
When you think about it, most vulnerabilities within the public eye appears to come down to Java in some respect – but it’s not just you – Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report points the blame at Oracle's Java for being a leading cause of security woes.
In fact, the report suggest as much as 91 percent of all attacks can be pointed at Java’s insecurities being the culprit.
The data comes via the Vulnerability...