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+ - Oracle v. Google Case Turned Down By Supreme Court

rjmarvin writes: After four years of litigation, the legal fistfight between Google and Oracle will not be tried in the top court of the land. The Supreme Court decided today that it would not hear arguments in the ongoing battle over the Java APIs. After a California district court sided with Google in 2012 and an appellate court overturned the decision by siding with Oracle in 2014, the case will return to lower courts.

+ - ECMAScript 6 Is Officially A JavaScript Standard

rjmarvin writes: The ECMAScript 6 specification is now a standard ES6 is the first major revision to the programming language since 1999 and its hallmark features include a revamped syntax featuring classes and modules. The Ecma General Assembly officially approved http://www.ecma-international.... the specification at its June meeting in France today, ECMAScript project editor Allen Wirfs-Brock announced

+ - 20 Years Of Java Through Its Creator's Eyes

rjmarvin writes: As the father of Java, James Gosling gets a lot of love from the millions of developers who use the language around the world. Today, however, he programs robots that swim in the ocean. SD Times caught up with him to discuss the early days of Java, the evolution of the JVM and how Java 1.0's legacy relates to the Internet of Things.

+ - Node.js And io.js Will Officially Merge Under Node.js Foundation

rjmarvin writes: The Node.js and io.js forks of the open-source JavaScript V8 runtime platform have announced official plans to merge development under the Node.js Foundation.The merger was put to a vote on GitHub by io.js developer Mikeal Rogers, who initially proposed the merger in February, and the io.js technical committee voted to approve the merger yesterday According to Rogers, the team will continue releasing io.js versions while the convergence takes place. The move comes shortly after Node.js project lead TJ Fontaine announced he is stepping down from the project, which will now be openly governed by the foundation.

+ - Startup Develops Gesture Control For Smart Home And Internet of Things

rjmarvin writes: As homes get “smarter” and fill up with more connected devices, one startup is betting on gesture control as a natural way to manage a true Internet of Things. Reemo is a Minneapolis-based startup developing a wrist-worn watch and software platform for developers to integrate gesture controls into connected devices and applications. This month the company announced the alpha release of the Reemo Watch, currently in its fifth prototyping iteration, along with the Reemo API and SDK, which include interface libraries in JavaScript, Objective-C and Java.

+ - Google's Kubernetes Project Reaches Mesosphere

rjmarvin writes: Apache Mesosphere users can now integrate Google's Project Kubernetes into their containerized cloud environments. Mesosphere today announced that it would begin including Kubernetes as a standard feature of its Mesosphere Data Center Operating System. Google Cloud Compute project manager Craig McLuckie told SD Times the long-term goal is to bring Google’s internal cloud architecture and capabilities to the public as standard issue for all data centers, starting with making the system production-ready.

+ - Android's Growth Is A Pain In The App For Developers

rjmarvin writes: Flush in market share, emerging platforms and devices, Android developers face a fragmented version, IDE and app tooling landscape Android grew to 81.5% of the global smartphone market share in 2014, Spread within that massive growth is an operating system split into different forks on different smartphone and tablet device lines, made by different manufacturers all running different versions of Android itself, from Froyo to Lollipop. Despite more features, development options, platforms and emerging devices to target than ever before, actually developing for Android can be a pain in the app.

+ - Joyent Launches Triton For Elastic Bare Metal Data Center Docker Deployments

rjmarvin writes: Joyent, the cloud infrastructure provider that serves as the steward of Node.js, today announced Triton, a new “elastic” container infrastructure stack that extends Docker deployments directly on bare metal. Consisting of a cloud-based service along with Triton Enterprise for on-premises deployment, Triton virtualizes the data center as a single, elastic Docker host, removing orchestration layers for more streamlined scaling and deployment of Docker applications. The open-source platform is designed address community concerns about some of the shortcomings in the popular emerging container technology, implementing its existing SmartOS container runtime for multi-tenant Docker security with native Linux binaries.

+ - SourceForge removes Offending Binkiland Software From Its Installer

rjmarvin writes: SourceForge has removed Binkiland, software believed to be malware by users of the open-source code repository, from its well of installer options for developers A Binkiland support team member reached out to SD Times after its initial coverage of the Binkiland malware present in third-party SourceForge installers. After SourceForge director Robert Galoppini explained how Binkiland was removed and reinstalled, the Binkiland representative provided instructions for how to remove the software.

+ - OpenSSL To Undergo Massive Security Audit

rjmarvin writes: Now that its codebase is finally viewed as stable, OpenSSL is getting a good top-to-bottom once-over in the form of a sweeping audit As part of the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative, the foundation and the Open Crypto Audit Project are sponsoring and organizing what may arguably be the highest-profile audit of a piece of open-source software in history. The audit itself will be conducted by the information assurance organization NCC Group, and its security research arm, Cryptography Services, will carry out the code review https://cryptoservices.github.... of OpenSSL's 447,247 line codebase over the next several months.

+ - Is Oracle About To Buy Salesforce?

rjmarvin writes: There’s a crazy rumor going around Silicon Valley right now that Oracle is about to buy Insiders have sold off a bit of stock, concentrated around Feb. 24, when a segment on CNBC questioned a large volume of trades of Salesforce stock. Marc Benioff even put in later in the month, selling more than a million dollars of stock. He did the same thing again on March 7, and some other executives started pushing their options onto the markets as well. Conventional wisdom says the rumor is simple cash maneuvering and works against Marc Benioff's competitive advantage against Oracle, or smoke signaling a much longer-term deal.

+ - Milestone ECMAScript 6 on track for June release

rjmarvin writes: ECMAScript 6, the landmark official update to JavaScript, has entered the next phase of the standardization process along the road to a June 2015 wide release. ECMAScript project editor Allen Wirfs-Brock has submitted ECMAScript 6 Release Candidate 1 for review, with the specification coming in at 653 pages. Wirfs-Brock confirmed to SD Times the June ES6 release timetable and said “ECMAScript 6 is such a significant advance over previous versions of JavaScript that it’s really what all JavaScript programmers will come to expect over the next couple of years."

+ - Node.js Announces Move To Open Governance Model, Establishes Node.js Foundation

rjmarvin writes: Node.js is moving to an open governance model under the auspices of the newly announced Node.js Foundation Cloud infrastructure company Joyent, the corporate steward behind the open-source runtime technology, announced the establishment of an independent Node.js Foundation with Fidelity, IBM, Microsoft and PayPal as founding members. “In the overall model for where the project should reside, we set about creating this foundation allowing us to drive a healthy ecosystem and a vibrant community without snuffing out innovation, and without parts of the community feeling excluded or disenfranchised,” said Joyent CEO Scott Hammond in an interview with SD Times, where he also talked about keeping up with the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine, how the community feels about the io.js fork, and the release of Node.js 0.12 along the roadmap to version 1.0.

+ - W3C To Standardize Web Application Data Access in Connected Cars

rjmarvin writes: The World Wide Web Consortium is taking over how the Web is integrated into connected car applications and OSes, committing to “ develop APIs to expose vehicle data and information from an automotive network to a Web application.” As companies like Apple and Google begin expanding the reach of their mobile operating systems into automotive software, the W3C has announced a new Automotive Working Group The international Web standards organization will partner with major car manufacturers, but chip makers, browser makers and mobile carriers to shape the way connected car applications and automotive infotainment systems integrate user data, from sending drivers weather and traffic notifications to giving apps access to vehicle speed, tire pressure and even driver seat position data.

+ - The Container Wars Are Heating Up 1 1

rjmarvin writes: The application container wars are heating up, as two of the largest companies in the space reveal dueling announcements. Docker announced three leadership roles for the Docker open-source project, while rival CoreOS rolled out version 0.2 of its Rocket container runtime and version 2.0 of the etcd key-value store. 2015 is the year Linux containers go mainstream.

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