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Oracle Sues Google Over Java Copyrights & Patents

In the tech industry, suing rival companies is not a big deal so its no surprise that Oracle sued Google.

The bone of contention is Google’s US$100 million deal with Sun Microsystems to pay the royalties for using Sun Microsystems’ programming language java for building the, then-new operating system, Android.

The deal has invoked a copyright infringement case against the search giant Google. However, Google has denied the allegations put forth by Oracle.

Oracle Sues Google For Android Ad Revenue

Oracle Corporation has slammed a case against Google, in attempts of snagging a large portion of Google’s ad revenue through Android’s mobile operating system. Oracle reasons that Google’s Android stole seven of the former’s Java patents, and in a way, they’re seeking damages.

Oracle expert, Lain Cockburn, presents the case. Google denied the allegations in a filing made Monday through the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, stating that Cockburn’s statements are unreliable and misleading.

Sony Pictures Gets Hacked: 1 Million Passwords Exposed

The same group of hackers that targeted the PBS website not too long ago, claim they have hacked into a Sony website. The hackers call themselves LulzSec or the Lulz Boat and claim that they’ve exploited the Sony Pictures website through a SQL injection attack.

The hackers claim, “We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users’ personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts…

How To Make An Un-Hackable Password That’s Easy To Remember

Researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute fur Physik komplexer Systeme and from Axioma Research have devised a new method that allows users to create passwords that are harder to hack but easier to remember. To achieve this, the researchers combine nonlinear dynamics and chaos to create encrypted p-CAPTCHAs, or password-CAPTCHAs. The best part of these passwords is that you only have to remember a portion of your password and the Java applet does the rest!

Frustrated With Java? Try Ceylon

It appears that Java may have some healthy competition, a language called Ceylon is on the move. Ceylon was designed to fix the problems of Java but still run on the Java Virtual Machine. Although a third party has referred to Ceylon as a “Java killer,” analysts believe that Ceylon is more likely to join a list of languages that make of the JVM. Java will most likely remain to be the core component of enterprise computing, but with Ceylon, JRuby, Scala, and Jython, offer a new choice for developers.

Currently Java and Microsoft’s .Net remain as the most popular development platforms for businesses. If Ceylon were to “go big,” it would have to compete with the top dogs in the industry of scripting.

IBM To Soon Release Websphere 8

IBM has recently announced plans to release its next version of the company’s Java application server, Websphere 8 on June 17th, according to IBM documents. On April 5th, IBM made a software announcement that said the application server will be available through electronic delivery by June 17th, with media packs to be issued by July 22nd. This is exciting news given that Websphere 8 Beta was released last year. The first edition of the software will finally offer full support for Java EE 6 as well as being the first version to run on IBM’s installation manager.

Eclipse Embraces Java Roots

According to Eclipse’s website; “Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.”

The project was created by IBM in November of 2001 and is fueled by a number of software vendors. It is funded by their annual memberships and is governed by a Board of Directors. They claim to provide four services; IT Infrastructure, IP Management, Development Process, and Ecosystem Development. After years of working explicitly with PHP and AJAX platforms, the Eclipse Foundation will go back to basics with