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Ban Java NOW? Yet another zero-day rears its ugly head.
 ~ http://goo.gl/news/4yGc ~ Another quarter, another Java zero-day. Oracle is staying silent over confirmed sightings of a 'widely exploited,' unpatched security hole in Java. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fall over themselves to tell us to just uninstall it already.

...today's #ITBW for +Computerworld ~ $ORCL
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Me thinks he is more upset over failed litigation than any exploit of a viral nature.
 
Sun was a little incompetent at times, but you could sense they were trying to do right by us and scrambling to fix whatever they could.

Oracle... pfft. Every time this happens, I feel they don't really care. I think the only reason they're still around is because switching databases is onerous with really big ones.
 
You know what else Oracle has effed up? MYSQL.

In before Steve Jobs rises from his grave to tell us to just junk Java already because it's never coming to Apple devices.
 
Funny chap who works at Oracle was realy arsey to me last summer when I said that Oracles product was not secure and they were actualy inept.  Since then we keep reading about all these security issues with Oracle database, java,..... 

So moral being if you work at a company, be more open and not a arse as you could be an arse to somebody who knows more than you.

But any company born out of monoplistic goverment contracts in there early days tend to come unstuck eventualy.

Still not as bad as the remote Oracle dB issue that effected every version and was over 5 years old and when alerted to Oracle they still spent too long in fixing it that after a year somebody shamed them publicly and forced them to pull there socks up.


But Elisson still after all these years looks like a smug enema recipiant.
 
I agree that Java should not be used for plug-ins (especially now that Oracle is screwing with it).  The language and VM itself is still awesome.
 
+Jason Siemens Agree, though this is what happens to non open standard languages - take adobe flash as a case of a overly dominantly closed source that was the standard in use like java is today.  Java needs to be controled by a open standards body if it is to maintain its popularity.  I played with the firefox mobile OS the other day, was a plugin for firefox and with that how long until all mobile operating systems are plugins for browsers.  The CPU's are there now to do it (least as long as you have a native compiled version unlike a dev kit that emulates ARM CPU's upon your x86).

As has been shown and the mighty can fall, even from that height as adobe flash demonstrated, technology moves forward and with that the GO programming language is impressing me more and more each day.
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Turns out that I screwed myself out of Java. I simply can't install it anymore. I get a 'Department of Redundancy Department' style of error. Can't say that I really miss it.
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