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Learn to code Java from pros who made a career of it

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Java is still one of the most useful coding languages in the world. You can master it with The Complete 2022 Java Coder Bundle.

On sale now for $39.99 (regularly $1,791), it’s a great way to learn Java — even for total beginners. (Don’t worry, advanced coders: This bundle offers plenty for you, too.)

Get 10 comprehensive coding courses for pennies on the dollar [Deals]

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Learn new coding skills with the Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle.
Learn new coding skills with the Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle.
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Coding skills still count among the most marketable anyone can have. So whether you’re looking for new career opportunities, or just a deeper understanding, it pays to get expert guidance on the details and the bigger picture. And that’s just what the Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle offers.

It’s never too late to learn how to code with this 10-course bundle [Deals]

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This massive bundle of coding lessons clocks in at over 140 hours, and is yours for whatever you want to pay.
This massive bundle of coding lessons clocks in at over 140 hours, and is yours for whatever you want to pay.
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Coding is one of the most future-proof skills anyone can learn. That’s true whether you’re mid-career, in or outside of tech, or just starting out. So why don’t more people learn this essential skill?

Pick your price for this premium bundle of coding classes [Deals]

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As time goes on, coding becomes an ever more essential part of our world. Whether it’s apps, online platforms, video games or any of countless other growing digital industries, coding is one of the most lucrative and secure skills you can learn.

But where to start? And how much will it cost to learn coding? The answer is here, and whatever you want to pay.

With the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle, you’ll get comprehensive coding lessons that clock in at over 150 hours of content, from Python to Google Go, GitHub and beyond. And right now at the Cult of Mac Store, you can name your price for the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle.

Swift is already one of the world’s most popular programming languages

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Swift use is on the rise.
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Apple’s new Swift programming language is being adopted even faster than anyone predicted.

In the latest TIOBE Index, which ranks the popularity of programming languages, Apple shot up from the 14th spot last year — and has already cracked the top 10. That may not sound too exciting, but considering all the other languages in the top 10 are at least two decades old, Swift is catching fire in a major way.

Oracle Java is now installing adware on Macs. Here’s how to avoid it

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Boo, Oracle. Boo. Photo: ZDNet

Mac users have had it pretty good when compared to Windows users, at least on the adware and nuisanceware front. Even Oracle, who has bundled the Ask.com search toolbar with Java for Windows for years, has abstained from infecting its Mac users with adware.

Sadly, though, that era now seems to be an end, with Oracle opting to bundle its most recent versions of Java for Mac with the Ask.com search toolbar.

How To Allow Self-Signed Java Run On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

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Java is kind of a pain in the butt, if you ask me, but there are many sites that use it.

A friend of mine contacted me this weekend looking for help in getting her Java up and running so she could upload photos to her photography business website. See, she’d upgraded to Java 7 and when she went to use the upload function on her website, she got the security warnings above.

After a bunch of googling and messing about on the internets, we figured it out.

You Can Learn HTML5 And JavaScript With Ease [Deals]

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We’re getting to the season where we start to think about taking on new challenges, and this Cult of Mac Deals offer will help those who want to tackle learning two of the most popular programmnig languages out there.

In this course – suitable for beginners, enhtusiasts, or even professionals – you’ll learn HTML5 and JavaScript. And for a limited time this course is available for just $19. That’s a savings of 51%!

You’ll Need To Install Java On OS X Mavericks Beta [OS X Tips]

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As we continue to look at some tips for the new OS X beta this week, remember that OS X Mavericks isn’t a final version—it’s meant to be used by developers to ensure that their software will work with Apple’s latest and greatest.

With that disclaimer in mind, let’s continue.

If you need to use Java for any reason on your Mac, and you install OS X Mavericks beta on it, you’ll be sad when you try and run that Java-reliant bit of software.

For me, it was setting up the Minecraft server for my kid after I installed the beta last night to take a look at things. When I went to run it in Terminal, I got an error, saying there was no Java installed. So, even though I’d had Java installed in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, the Mavericks install seems to have taken Java off my Mac. No worries; it was kind of an easy fix.

Apple Blocks Older Versions Of Adobe Flash Plug-In To Protect Users From Malware

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Apple has crippled Flashback significantly, and the number of infected users is dropping rapidly.
Apple has crippled Flashback significantly, and the number of infected users is dropping rapidly.

Apple announced today that they have updated Safari’s web plug-in that blocks older versions of Adobe Flash Player.

The update comes after Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft experienced a slew of malicious attacks on their computers via a Java exploit. Blocking the Adobe Flasher Player plugin should protect users from vulnerabilities.

Apple Never Contacted Hacked Site That Compromised Employee Macs About Attack

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Following yesterday’s surprise announcement that multiple employee computers within Cuptertino had been compromised by a malicious zero-day Java exploit that was uploaded to an iOS developer forum, the owner of the attacked site has spoken out, claiming that not only did he have no idea he had been hacked… Apple never even contacted him to tell him.

This iPhone Developer Forum Is Responsible For Hacking Apple Employees’ Macs

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Do not visit this site.

Earlier today it was reported that Apple’s computers had been compromised by a zero-day exploit in Java. Apple quickly released an update to patch the flaw for all Macs, but not before some of its own employees had been hacked.

The hack in question affected more than just Apple; Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Twitter were also compromised. How exactly were hackers able to gain access to some of the biggest tech companies’ computers? The source is a single web forum for iPhone development.

Oracle Patches Java 7 & Java 6 Following Apple Hack To Close “Remote Compromise”

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Following today’s big story that a number of employee computers within Apple were compromised following a zero-day Java exploit, Oracle has just released update 15 for Java 7 and update 41 for Java 6.

While there’s no specific mention of what has been updated, there’s excellent reason to believe it fixes the vulnerability that compromised both Apple and Facebook.

What You Need To Know About Today’s Apple Hack

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What Happened?

According to Apple, a “small number” of its employees computers were compromised due to a vulnerability in Java.

How Did It Happen?

It appears that this zero-day exploit is the same one that resulted in a number of Facebook employees having malware installed on their laptops as a result of visiting a mobile developer website that had been compromised: Apple says their employees were infected “through a website for software developers.”

Apple Kills Java On The Mac To Fight Malware Like Flashback

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Don't trust the Java.
Don't trust the Java.

Apple released a small Java update for OS X users this Wednesday. The update effectively removed the Java applet plug-in that typically comes pre-installed in all web browsers on the Mac. Why? Well, Apple has been trying to distance itself from Java for quite some time, mainly due to the fact that most malware spreads via Java vulnerabilities.

Take the recent Flashback trojan, for example. Millions of Macs were comprised because hackers were able to exploit a security vulnerability in Java on the browser. You could visit a bad site with a corrupt Java applet and get infected. After this week’s update, Java is no longer included in browsers like Safari.

How To Fix Mac Missing Plug-In Errors [MacRx]

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If you’re a Mac user on the Internet, chances are you’ve come across a few websites where embedded content isn’t displayed correctly. Instead you get an icon or an error message saying Missing Plug-In, often with few additional details about exactly what is missing.

While there’s no single installer which will solve all missing plug-in problems, there are a few common things to start with. If those don’t work you can delve deeper into non-common formats or the forgotten codecs of yesteryear.

iOS Development Makes Objective-C The Third Most Common Programming Language

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iOS app development makes Objective-C one of the most popular programming languages.
iOS app development makes Objective-C one of the most popular programming languages.

According to a recent study, iPhone and iPad app development has a bigger learning than curve than any other mobile platform. It also costs developers more in terms of time and expenses to develop an iOS app than to create an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone app.

Despite those challenges, iOS has boosted the popularity of Objective-C, the programming language used by Apple for both Mac and iOS development – making it the third most popular language with developers.

Oracle Wins Partial Victory Against Google In Copyright Infringement Case

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After a weekend deliberation, a federal jury in San Francisco handed Oracle a partial victory by finding Google guilty of copyright infringement yet remaining deadlocked on whether Google’s use of the Java APIs fell under “fair use.” The jury found that Google infringed a minimal amount of Java source code with Judge William Alsup indicating that Oracle would only be entitled to statutory damages as a result. This certainly wasn’t what Oracle was hoping for and when Oracle’s lawyer seemed to suggest they were entitled to more than just statutory damages, Judge William Alsup quickly put the kibosh on that notion based on the minimal amount of code infringed, stating what they’re seeking as “bordering on the ridiculous.”

Apple Releases New Flashback Trojan Removal Tool For Lion Users Without Java

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Apple's newest tool nukes Flashback on your Java-less Mac.
Apple's newest tool nukes Flashback on your Java-less Mac.

Following two independent Java security updates and one last patch to detect and remove the Flashback trojan, Apple has released another software tool for getting rid of Flashback on a Mac running OS X Lion without Java installed.

Flashback is the name of a virus that was able to infect a Mac and link it up to a botnet of around 600,000 other Macs. If you’ve updated your Mac with the latest Java patch, you should be fine, but Apple has provided this new tool for safe measure to Mac users running Lion without Java already installed.

Scared Of Flashback? Here’s How To Disable Java On Your Mac And Stay Safe

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Apple has said that its working on a tool to end the notorious Flashback botnet once and for all, but there’s still the remotest chance you could get infected. Keep in mind that only around 600,000 Macs have fallen prey to Flashback, and that number is a tiny fraction of the millions of Mac users around the world. Most of the machines that have been infected already are centralized in North America.

Your Mac is completely up to date and you’ve already checked to see if you’re infected by the Flashback trojan. If everything is squared away and you’re not infected already, here’s how to ensure there is zero chance you’ll get infected while you wait for Apple to save the day.

Apple: We’re Working On Software To Find And Kill The Flashback Trojan

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Apple has crippled Flashback significantly, and the number of infected users is dropping rapidly.
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A Mac trojan called Flashback resurfaced in the news over the last week or so after it was revealed that 600,000+ Macs were infected by the nefarious botnet. We’ve showed you how to see if you’re infected by Flashback, and Apple has released two updates already to patch the malware.

Apple is about to get into the antivirus business, as the company has said that it is working its own tool for you to detect and remove Flashback once and for all. The folks in Cupertino will also be working with ISPs around the globe to hunt down the source of this botnet and kill it at the root.

FlashBackChecker Is The Quickest And Easiest Way To See If Your Mac’s Infected By Flashback Trojan

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Forget confusing Terminal commands; Flashback Checker is the quickest and easiest way to detect the Flashback trojan.
Forget confusing Terminal commands; Flashback Checker is the quickest and easiest way to detect the Flashback trojan.

The infamous Flashback trojan has now infected more than 600,000 Macs worldwide. Apple has issues two Java updates in an effort to patch the vulnerability in Mac OS X, but unfortunately for some, it was just too late.

We’ve already published instructions on how to see if you’re Mac’s infected by using Terminal commands, but there is an easier way. FlashbackChecker is a simple piece of software that will quickly tell you whether or not your Mac is infected.