Interesting article on how Oracle install software in your machine without your permission, through the Java updates.
By Ed Bott
Java is the new king of foistware, displacing Adobe and Skype from the top of the heap.
And it earned that place with a combination of software update practices that are among the most user-hostile and cynical in the industry.
In coordination with Ben Edelman, an expert on deceptive advertising, spyware and adware, I’ve been looking at how Oracle delivers Java to its customers and who it has chosen to partner with. The evidence against Oracle is overwhelming.
- When you use Java’s automatic updater to install crucial security updates for Windows , third-party software is always included. The two additional packages delivered to users are the Ask Toolbar and McAfee Security Scanner.
- With every Java update, you must specifically opt out of the additional software installations. If you are busy or distracted or naïve enough to trust Java’s “recommendation,” you end up with unwanted software on your PC.
- IAC, which partners with Oracle to deliver the Ask toolbar, uses deceptive techniques to install its software. These techniques include social engineering that appears to be aimed at both novices and experienced computer users, behavior that may well be illegal in some jurisdictions.
- The Ask.com search page delivers inferior search results and uses misleading and possibly illegal techniques to deceive visitors into clicking paid ads instead of organic search results.
I’ve spent the past weekend installing and updating Java on an assortment of physical and virtual test PCs to see exactly how the Java updater works.
Here’s what I found.
Read the complete article here.
Again, last night we had the second Railo presentation from Gert Franz, this time at the Central Florida Web Developers User Group special meeting.
We had a small number of attendants, but high quality professionals and all interested in the new tags, functions and perks of Railo.
Gert offered us some inside tips about the new version 3.3 that they will release at the end of May and some ideas of what is coming with version 4.0 beginning of next year.
Also, of course, we had pizza and Coca-Cola, sponsored by our host Aaron Greenlee.
Here are some photos:
Tonight we had a very nice Railo presentation at Full Sail University by Gert Franz, sponsored by the Central Florida Web Developers User Group.
There were about 40 people among students, recruiters and guests.
We had pizza and Coca-Cola and Gert distributed lots of Swiss chocolates, pens and flash lights.
Afterwards, some of us went to a happy hour at the Orlando Ale House.
Tomorrow we’ll have another presentation at the CFWDUG in Tampa, at 6:30pm which will also be broadcast.
Here is the link: http://ricardo.parente.us/2011/05/coldfusion-meetup-special-railo-event-in-tampa-by-gert-franz/
Below are some photos I took. Sorry for the bad quality, my camera is not that good at night.
Our client is in urgent need of a candidate with commercial skills in ColdFusion to support both existing websites as well as crafting and building from scratch complete dynamic driven websites. Working in a very dynamic environment, supporting our clients existing installations, you will be building tools to support applications such as Google App Engine services as well as creating solutions for real-time data. You will also get plenty of opportunity to aquire great indepth of the engine and feedback to the Java developers improvements and suggestions. You will also be helping support the growing community through web sites, blog posts and mailing lists. Experience 2+ years commercial software development experience using Coldfusion. CFC knowledge and some experience of MySQL.
- Responsible for coordinating, maintaining, and updating information on the organization’s various websites.
- Remains familiar with the websites in order to help maintain website content as needed.
- Responsible for developing new online applications using HTML and ColdFusion.
- Responsible for maintaining existing online applications using ASP as assigned until they can be ported to ColdFusion
- Creates, modifies, and maintains tables in databases such as Access, Oracle, or SQL Server as needed for projects assigned.
- Reads and responds to all email from users regarding the organization’s websites and difficulty using the site or finding information.
Necessary Skills / Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s and at least 4 years experience in web development required.
- Advanced knowledge and experience with HTML coding (including tables, forms, Dynamic HTML and Cascading Style Sheets).
- Familiarity with ASP and .NET framework.
- Ability to create, troubleshoot, and update pages on websites, including the ability to create, troubleshoot, and update ColdFusion files.
- Ability to create, troubleshoot, and update pages on websites, including the ability to create, troubleshoot, and update VBScript, ASP and ColdFusion files.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Internet Information Server Administration, as well as advanced knowledge of Macromedia Dreamweaver.
- Familiarity with Internet resources, including email, listservers, web browsing, newsgroups, online services, and FTP.
- Familiarity with database development and design, as well as ODBC data sources connecting with VBScript, ASP and Coldfusion.
- Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server Administration, Microsoft Access, as well as advanced knowledge of database design fundamentals.
- Familiarity with the life-cycle of application development.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and diplomacy skills.
- Strong written and oral communications.
- Must be able to work independently and effectively in a busy environment.
Base Pay: $65,000 – $74,000 /Year
This is the picture of the official Christmas Tree in Rio de Janeiro at the “Rodrigo de Freitas” lagoon.
Just FYI, in Brazil we do not have to say “Happy Holidays” because we still consider it a Christian country and we give our best wishes to anyone, no matter ther religion or creed, without anyone being offended.
Job Title : Functional Analyst / Programmer Analyst
- 3 Relevant Experience (Yrs)
- 5+ years of experience, out of which minimum 2 years experience as functional analyst
- Experienced with building MVC ColdFusion Application using MVC framework (ColdSpring, Mach-II, Fusebox etc.) and building ColdFusion applications using ANT scripts
- Expert knowledge in designing and building Oracle datastructures. Has thorough knowledge of Oracle, Oracle stored procedures design, Oracle PL/SQL. Experienced with building database views and links.
- Understanding Boeing P+ Methodology (Macroscope documentation) is Plus
- High proficiency in gathering and documenting requirements
- High proficiency in creating test cases and executing tests
- Demonstrated ability to effectively document and present technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization
- Experience of coordination with offshore Experience Required Must have Functional analyst experience and good Knowledge of writing requirement and design documents
- preferably knowledge of P+ Macroscope Methodology.
- Should have experience in design application using Cold Fusion MVC framework.
- Should have experience of design Oracle Data structure, writing PL/SQL and Oracle scripts.
- Should have previous experience of communicating offshore team.
Here is the link.
This week I had to write a stored procedure for retrieving real estate properties and use the data in a ColdFusion template with pagination. I had the following input arguments: StartRow, EndRow, PriceFrom, PriceTo and SortBy.
Since I use Fusebox, all parameters passed in the URL query string are converted to the scope “attributes”. So, here is the procedure call:
<cfstoredproc procedure=”dbo.pagination” datasource=”#application.mainDSN#”>
<cfprocparam cfsqltype=”cf_SQL_INTEGER” value=”#attributes.startRow#” />
<cfprocparam cfsqltype=”cf_SQL_INTEGER” value=”#attributes.endRow#” />
<cfprocparam cfsqltype=”cf_SQL_INTEGER” value=”#attributes.priceFrom#” null=”#(not len(trim(attributes.priceFrom)))#” />
<cfprocparam cfsqltype=”cf_SQL_INTEGER” value=”#attributes.sortBy#” null=”#(not len(trim(attributes.sortBy)))#” />
<cfprocresult name=”qProps” />
SRA has a challenging opportunity for a Java/ColdFusion Developer in Washington, DC (Union Station area) in support of the Administrative Office of US Courts. This project involves system engineering, application development, infrastructure operations and maintenance support. The ability to integrate Java into ColdFusion provides all sorts of opportunities, including access to freely and commercially available Java libraries; features in the standard Java and J2EE libraries; and your own Java code. In some cases, this can mean access to functionality that’s simply not available in ColdFusion.