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Jury rules in Google’s favor over Oracle : Android makes “fair use” of Java APIs

At the end of a two-week trial, a federal jury concluded that Android, the Google’s Mobile Operating System, makes "fair use" of Java APIs. Android doesn’t infringe Oracle-owned copyrights. Indeed, the Google’s re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by "fair use" doctrine. After three days of deliberations, the jury unanimously answered "yes" in Google’s favor to the following question…
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Use your Java classes in the browser with JavaPoly.js

Java has always been usable in the browser since its creation. However, the browser needed the specific Java plugin to execute Java applications that was packaged inside applets. Then, a more flexible solution was created with Java Web Start but finally, it was always based on the applet technology. With the end announced of plugins support in browsers like Chrome…
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Discover Top 10 of new useful features of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Unveiled during Mobile World Congress in February 2016, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are already big hits for Samsung. These new flagships are powerful and have a lot of new exciting features that users will enjoy. Here, we offer you the Top 10 of new useful features of these devices : 1. Display Scaling Display Scaling is a…
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Discover OkHttp, a powerful HTTP & HTTP/2 client for Android applications

Created by Square, OkHttp is an open source project designed to be an efficient HTTP and HTTP/2 client. It lets you to make fast requests and save bandwith. It offers some great features out of the box like to share a socket for all HTTP/2 requests to the same host, a connection pooling mechanism when HTTP/2 is not available, transparent…
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Make fast cryptographic operations on Android with Conceal

By default, Android offers to developers some Java APIs to implement some cryptographic operations on Android. These APIs are great but not always easy to use and not really adapted to mobile environment with constraints. To solve this problem, Facebook has created a dedicated library named Conceal that provides a set of Java APIs to perform fast cryptographic operations on…
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Accessing to the Java 8 language features with Android N

Google has unveiled developer preview of Android N last month with a new exciting developer program. Official release is planned for Q3 2016. Amongst the new features of Android N, the support of several Java 8 language features is a great addition for developers. Supported features include : Lambda expressions Default and static interface methods Repeatable annotations Method References Additionally,…
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Guide of classical gestures made on smartphone and tablets

With smartphone and tablets, users interact with applications with gestures. There are a lot of different kinds of gestures and each has a well defined name. In 2010, Luke Wroblewski has made a great work to classify all of these gestures in his "Touch Gesture Reference Guide" article that can be found here : . Even better, he gives some…
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Discover 50 years of “Hello World !” through programming languages

You wanna learn more about the history of the programming languages ? Or may be you just want have fun by discovering 50 years of "Hello World !" through the ages and the programming languages. In all cases, you should enjoy the following video that lets you to discover that : And you ? What is your favorite programming language…
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Discover Top 5 new features expected in Java 9

Java 8 has been released in 2014 and can be considered as a major version for Java Platform with introduction of Lambdas and Streams for example. But, one essential feature was missing ! Modular system, aka Jigsaw, has been postponed to Java 9. Originally planned for 2016, Java 9 has been reported to March 2017. It will be 3 years…
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Google is thinking to add Swift support on Android ? Don’t forget Kotlin !

Since Swift has been open sourced, it has received a lot of interests from individual developers or giant brands like Google, Facebook or Uber. Now, some sources reported that Google is considering making Swift a « first class » language for Android. Currently, Google’s Android operating system supports Java as its « first class » language but because of litigations with Oracle, Google could…
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