PROGRAMMING & SCRIPTING
JAVA: RoboVM Java-to-iOS Dev Tool No Longer Open Source. RoboVM says competitors were leveraging the technology but making no meaningful contributions in return. Read more
ORACLE: Java Turns 20: Bring On The Internet of Things. The Java programming language may be turning 20 years old, but it manages to stay young by taking on the day’s biggest computing challenges—including the Internet of Things. And by staying young, Java will help companies of all sizes adapt to a quickly shifting economic environment. Read more
MOBILE: Google Reveals Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s Security Flaws. Google has highlighted 11 security flaws in Samsung’s flagship Android handset, the Galaxy S6 Edge. The vulnerabilities include a loophole that could have been used by hackers to gain control of a victim’s phone. Read more
SECURITY SECTOR: Is the Red-Hot Security Sector Hitting a Plateau, or is it Just FireEye? The canary in the security sector coal mine is starting to wheeze. FireEye Inc. was one of the most prominent cybersecurity companies to enter the public markets amid a wave of high-profile attacks and investor fervor for such firms. But it says it is seeing a slowdown in attacks and projecting slower growth because of it . Read more
CLOUD SECURITY: How to Push Security Earlier into the Dev Process. A new crop of products is emerging that aim to implant security best practices and compliance checks as early and often as possible when new infrastructure is spun up in the cloud or when new applications are launched in a rapid development environment. Read more
UAE: Recognises Importance of Cyber Security, says official. Like the UK, the UAE federal government has identified the importance of creating an environment in which it is safe to do business online. Read more
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