Posts Tagged ‘java’

Another Java Attack

There’s another attack on Java via a new zero day flaw. This is why I don’t keep Java enabled in web browsers anymore. If you still do, I’d suggest turning it off. There’s a good chance you won’t miss it. I’ve yet to get there with Flash, but the day is coming. After the previous […]

Disabling Java In Your Browser

For the past 2 years now I’ve been browsing the web with Java disabled. I’ve had less than 5 situations where I needed to turn it on to do something, and all of those were situations with a limited audience (a very old technical tool, intranet applications). I’m of the opinion you really don’t need […]

Getting ant Working In CentOS 6

I was seeing this error after installing ant on CentOS 6.2 via yum: $ ant Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/tools/ant/launch/Launcher Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.tools.ant.launch.Launcher at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:217) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:205) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:321) at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:294) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:266) Could not find the main class: org.apache.tools.ant.launch.Launcher. Program will exit. Odd, generally yum packages work out of […]

Loren Brichter On Tweetie

Loren Brichter is the author of the popular Twitter application Tweetie, an iPhone only application until the Mac version was released on Monday. MacWorld has a great little interview with Loren. One thing I really admire is that Loren really understands how to build a good application. Performance, ease of use, simplicity are all taken […]

WWDC 2008 Analysis

The Presentation As usual I keep tabs on all the major Apple events using pretty much all the top tech sites that run “live blogs” and the like. This year none failed completely though I think they all were overcome with traffic at one point resulting in a failed load attempt. Not bad. This year […]

New Java Plugin

There are a few goodies in the new java plugin that will be available for Firefox 3.0 and later that I’m really glad to see: Improved reliability. The JVM running the applet is isolated from the web browser at the operating system level. If something should go wrong while running the applet, or if an […]

Sun to open-source Java

According to a ZDNet article Sun Microsystems will open source Java. Quite interesting. This could really change many things. From PDA applications, cell phones, to web applications. Only time will tell what happens. Will it happen soon? Or in a decade? What will the license be? And what will be the end result?