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Oracle's Java is 20 years old

Eclipse Foundation pushes faster, cloudier Jakarta EE

The Eclipse Foundation has today released the new governance model for Jakarta EE, with an emphasis on creating a cloud native, code-first and community-led project that is faster and more innovative. Oracle decided to hand over full control of Java EE to the open-source foundation last year – a move that was welcomed as a …
Rebecca Hill, 24 Apr 2018

Java EE renamed 'Jakarta EE' after Big Red brand spat

The open source version of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) has been renamed Jakarta EE to satisfy Oracle's desire to control the "Java" brand. The renaming became necessary after Oracle moved Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation, a shift it hoped would see developers become more engaged with the project. But Oracle wouldn't …
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Beware the IDEs of Android: three biggies have vulnerabilities

Developers using the Android Studio, Eclipse, and IntelliJ IDEA have been advised to update their IDEs against serious and easily-exploitable vulnerabilities. Check Point Software Technologies went public with the bugs on December 4, but said it made its discoveries in May 2017. Initially, Check point's four researchers (Eran …

Onwards to Valhalla: Java ain't dead yet and it's only getting bigger

Scale was big at the JavaOne conference this week. Spotify lauded its success scaling with Java, and Oracle execs practically squealed as they reeled off adoption statistics. Big Red believes the next ten years belong to Java. "We want the next decade to be Java first, Java always," vice president Mark Cavage said on stage. …

Introducing EE4J – Java EE's fling with the Eclipse Foundation

It's been a few weeks since it was announced that Oracle would move Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation and we're already starting to see indications of how it's shaping up. It was clear that something had to happen. Oracle was struggling to make the best of Java EE, which was reflected in the usage stats. The technology wasn't …
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Couple fires sueball at Amazon over faulty solar eclipse-viewing goggles

A couple has sued Amazon in the US for allegedly selling them and others faulty solar eclipse glasses that damaged their eyesight. Plaintiffs Corey Payne and Kayla Harris filed a class-action lawsuit in South Carolina's federal court on Tuesday. A total solar eclipse fell on the US on August 21 and retailers including Amazon …
Andrew Silver, 31 Aug 2017
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Don't throw away those eclipse glasses! Send 'em to South America

On Monday, millions of Americans watched nature's ballet play out across the Sun (excluding those of us in San Francisco, where we were fogged in). Now an appeal is going out for used glasses to be donated to charity. Astronomers Without Borders is asking people who bought proper (not rip-off) eclipse viewers to send them in …
Iain Thomson, 23 Aug 2017
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Amazon recalls dodgy solar eclipse shades that offer no eye protection

Amazon has "proactively" recalled solar eclipse glasses that "may not comply with industry standards" before darkness descends on the US next week, August 21. To directly observe its awesome power without destroying their eyes, stargazers can use special filtered glasses that meet the ISO 12312-2 safety standards. But the …
Andrew Silver, 14 Aug 2017

Clear August 21 in your diary: It's a total solar eclipse for the smart

Scientists are gearing up for the hotly anticipated total solar eclipse on August 21 by preparing a series of experiments. The event, dubbed the Great American Eclipse, will blot out sunlight across a 70-mile (112-kilometre)-wide strip stretching from Oregon to South Carolina in the US. The last total solar eclipse visible …
Katyanna Quach, 29 Jul 2017

Darkness to fall over North America from a total solar eclipse

America will witness, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse stretching from coast to coast on August 21. The Sun, Moon and Earth will sit perfectly in a line. The Moon will block out the Sun, making the solar corona, a crown of hot plasma, visible. A shadow of darkness will be cast over the Earth in a 70-mile ( …
Katyanna Quach, 21 Jun 2017
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Earth days are getting longer – by 1.8 milliseconds per century

We know the Earth’s rotation is slowing, hence leap seconds, but by how much? Now we have a new number: 1.8 milliseconds per century for the last 2,720 years. That's the average figure the solar day has increased by since 720BC according to researchers at the Durham University and the UK’s Nautical Almanac Office. The boffins …
Gavin Clarke, 8 Dec 2016

African Ring of Fire to show up at annular solar eclipse

Tomorrow’s morning sky will be temporarily blotted by an inky blackness as the Sun disappears behind the moon, leaving a dazzling ‘ring of fire’ in an annular solar eclipse over Africa. For those who aren’t lucky enough to observe this phenomenon, robotic telescope service Slooh will host live coverage of the event on the web …
Katyanna Quach, 31 Aug 2016
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Eclipse staggers to feet, gets smacked by second DDoS

Internet provider Eclipse has been hit by a DDoS attack, the second wave of an attack which began on Monday. In an email sent to customers seen by The Register, Eclipse said: "We are currently experiencing another occurrence of the DDoS attack which occurred on Monday the 23rd. This means that internet based services may not …
Kat Hall, 25 Nov 2015
Visual Designer in Android Studio

Android's sun sets on Eclipse

Google has decided Android Studio is all you need to make apps, and by the end of the year will no longer support the venerable but popular Eclipse IDE. Android product manager Jamal Eason has blogged that in recent years “our team has focused on improving the development experience for building Android apps with Android …
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A first look at Google’s Android Studio 1.0: Climbing out of the Eclipse kitchen sink

Google has released version 1.0 of Android Studio, now the official IDE for Android. The development tool has been in preview since its announcement at the Google I/O conference in May 2013, and in beta since June this year. There are a variety of Android development tools available, but until now the official bundle has been …
Tim Anderson, 9 Dec 2014
Blood Moon

Live coverage: Blood Moon looms large for North, South America

The "blood moon" is showing its ruddy face on Tuesday, 15 April, and can best be viewed from North America or New Zealand – or in the live coverage streamed here, from the Slooh Observatory. Youtube Video Slooh's telescopes are positioned off the west coast of Africa in the Canary Islands, and started covering the lunar …
Team Register, 15 Apr 2014
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Skygazers prepare for 'blood Moon' caused by Earth eclipse

North American night owls will be in prime position to catch their best view of a lunar eclipse at around 1am EDT Tuesday as our natural satellite is overshadowed by Earth. The Earth's shadow will start to cover the Moon's surface at 12:54am EDT and the cover the lunar surface completely between 3:07am and 4:25am, causing a …
Iain Thomson, 15 Apr 2014
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Annular solar eclipse LIVE!

PICS 'N' VID Today, folks living in remote parts of Australia's north and some Pacific islands will experience an annular eclipse, the type of eclipse just one grade below a total eclipse. That means the sun will just remain visible as the moon passes between it and Earth. The result will be a view of a “ring of fire” as Sol's hellish …

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