Java News from Monday, April 20, 2009

Oracle--not IBM--is buying Sun for $9.50 a share. On the up side, this means we'll continue to have two strong Java vendors in the market (Oracle and IBM) instead of just IBM. On the down side--well, let's just say I'm really glad MySQL is open source.

The Legion of the Bouncy Castle has released version 1.43 of the Bouncy Castle Java Cryptography API, an open source, clean-room implementation of the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE). It supports X.509 certificates, PKCS12, S/MIME, CMS, PKCS7, TEA, XTEA, SHA224, and lots of other juicy acronyms. It also includes its own light-weight crypto API that works in Java 1.0 and later, and does not depend on the JCE. This is a bug fix release.