InShortViral: Oracle is planning to kill this terrible plugin that came in 1990’s to bring app like features to browsers.
Oracle has announced that it is terminating its Java Browser Plugin. It is going to discontinue this plugin technology in Java Developer Kit 9 and eliminate it entirely from oracle JDK and Java Run time Environment in a future Java SE release.
Oracle To Kill The Java Plugin
Oracle has confessed this week, that plugins have went out of date and current internet browsers no longer require them for functioning. Previously, Google Chrome began to disable Java in April 2015. Firefox also planned to kill Oracle’s Java Plugin last year. Oracle is saying its developers to build that technology or which is dependent on the Java Browser Plugin to find its replacement.
Oracle in blog post said “With modern browser vendors working to restrict and reduce plugin support in their products, developers of applications that rely on the Java browser plugin need to consider alternative options such as migrating from Java Applets (which rely on a browser plugin) to the plugin-free Java Web Start technology”.
Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems and by extension the Java in the year 2010. The Oracle’s Java plugin is similar to Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s Silver-light utilizes NPAPI, old Netscape plugin API. For the period of time, these plugins however caused difficulty rather than doing good. We also witnessed many security attacks that had Java Plugin as the target link.
Although, not everyone will be excited about the removal of Java. Many Enterprises are probably using old browsers that require java and created many application for them same. The developers wont be happy with Oracle’s decision.
So, this was all about the decision of Oracle to kill Java. Many Browsers also decided to disable this plugin. We hope that you loved this article, feel free to share this with your friends.