Oracle is planning to kill this terrible plugin that came in the 1990s to bring app-like features to browsers.
Oracle has announced that it is terminating its Java Browser Plugin. It will discontinue this plugin technology in Java Developer Kit 9 and eliminate it from oracle JDK and Java Run time Environment in the future Java SE release.
Oracle To Kill The Java Plugin
Oracle has confessed this week that plugins have gone 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 asking its developers to build that technology, which depends on the Java Browser Plugin, to find its replacement.
Oracle, in a 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, Java, in 2010. Oracle’s Java plugin is similar to Adobe’s Flash, and Microsoft’s Silver-light utilizes NPAPI, the old Netscape plugin API. For a period, these plugins, however, caused difficulty rather than good. We also witnessed many security attacks with 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 applications for the same. The developers won’t be happy with Oracle’s decision.
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