Oracle Pulls Plug on Java Browser Plug-In
Oracle earlier this week announced its decision to scrap its Java browser plug-in. The plug-in, which has been a frequent target of hackers, won’t be included in the next version of the kit for Java developers, JDK 9, which is expected to ship in September. Oracle’s action was motivated by browser makers’ withdrawal of support for the plug-in. As browser vendors restrict and reduce support for plug-ins in their products, developers of applications that depend on the Java plug-in need to consider alternatives, the company said.