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Facebook ditches HTML mobe future in favour of Zuck-style JavaScript

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React Native – It’s JS with a hint of nutritious, ad-friendly lock-in

meet singles ireland Facebook has ruled out a return to platform-neutral HTML5 for mobile, dedicating itself to a future of React Native – its own JavaScript framework.

dating older married man The social networking giant told journalists in London this week that it won’t be writing future mobile apps in HTML and vanilla JS.

interracial hookup sites Asked about whether it might reexamine HTML5, Facebook director of developer infrastructure David Mortenson, said: “We will write more and more of the apps in React Native – that gives us the best of both worlds.”

introduction agencies According to Mortenson, React Native lets mobile devs iterate “really, really” quickly and be more productive.

React Native is a JS framework that was open-sourced in March, and it works with Facebook’s JSX to produce native apps for smartphones and similar gadgets.

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Critical Java SE update due Tuesday fixes 40 flaws


Thought your Java security woes were behind you? Think again. Oracle is planning to release a Critical Patch Update on Tuesday that affects multiple versions of Java, and it’s another doozy.

According to Oracle’s security announcement, the patch pack addresses 40 different vulnerabilities. All update levels of Java SE 5, 6, and 7 are affected by the flaws, as are all versions of JavaFX.

Of the 40 bugs, all but three are remotely exploitable over a network without the need for a username or password.

Yes, that’s bad. Oracle ranks the severity of its flaws using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and the top-ranked bug in this particular update rates a 10.0 – the highest possible score.

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Who’s riddling Windows PCs with gaping holes? It’s your crApps

New study: Microsoft slashes bugs, Java and Adobe bring up the rear

Nearly nine out of ten security vulnerabilities in Windows computers last year were the fault of popular third-party applications, as opposed to Microsoft’s own software.

That’s according to security biz Secunia, which analysed flaws found in the most-used 50 Windows programs – 29 from Microsoft (including its operating system family) and 21 from third-party developers.

 In 2012, 86 per cent of 2,755 vulnerabilities identified by Secunia’s study were found in code developed outside of Microsoft; that’s up 8 percentage points on 2011’s 78 per cent, we’re told. In 2007, the figure was just 57 per cent.

Secunia credited Microsoft for its continued focus on shoring up security measures in its products, and reducing its share of the software vulnerabilities on its Windows platform. The Danish biz added that sysadmins must not forget to roll out updates for all installed code rather than just Microsoft’s and the few “usual suspects from other vendors”.

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