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Newer, stronger security core for Google's Android N

Google continues to hone Android's security capabilities, with features in the Android N upgrade due this fall prefaced by the Android for Work security apparatus and other security updates in last year's Android Marshmallow release.

Oracle prepping its Nashorn JavaScript engine

Oracle's Project Nashorn is focused on developing a JavaScript engine for the company's JVM (Java Virtual Machine) that is intended to leverage JVM libraries and offer higher performance than the current Rhino JavaScript engine, a company official sa...

Oracle shows JavaFX on iOS and Android

Oracle on Tuesday showed JavaFX rich client software running on both an Apple iPad and a Google Android-based Samsung Galaxy tablet, along with introducing a separate project using HTML5 to bring Java to Apple's iOS platform, called Project Avatar.

Scala designer cites goals, directions for JVM alternative

Martin Odersky is the designer of the Scala programming language, a general-purpose statically typed language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine. It can be used to build distributed systems and even Android mobile applications. Odersky is chairman...

Objective-C, C#, D language: Winners in programming popularity

Objective-C, used for developing Apple iOS applications, climbs to No. 6 in the monthly Tiobe Programming Community index for most popular programming languages, after being ranked at number 8 a year ago. Also posting gains, C# rose to No. 4, a jump ...

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