Linked by snydeq on Fri 29th Jan 2010 15:59 UTC
Java Any doubts regarding Oracle's stewardship of Java were dispelled yesterday, as Ellison and company have made it clear that they are very interested in making Java an even stronger alternative to .Net, writes Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister. "We have the money to invest in Java, because Java is a very profitable business for us already," said Ellison, whose plan for integrating Sun technology is ambitious, serving an even more ambitious goal: to create a soup-to-nuts tech juggernaut akin to IBM in the 1960s. Java will remain a key component of this push, with a new Java runtime, greater modularity, better support for non-Java languages, improved performance, and multicore-optimized garbage collection in the works, McAllister writes. Also revealed are plans to unify the Java SE and Java ME programming models and APIs and to enable JVM to run natively on hypervisors, allowing developers to run multiple Java instances on a single virtualized server.
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RE: My 2c
by Shannara on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:00 UTC in reply to "My 2c"
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You are correct. there are NO equiv, only have baked shoddy products. I have yet to find any IDE that comes even close to compare to VS.

With that said, I use java and oracle on my day job. Oracle is .. well, it's like Linux, aka C++, it makes things way over complicated for simple tasks.

Then there's the fact that Oracle refuses to support 1/2 of the features the database supports ...

I dunno, if Java goes down the same path ... it'll lose people.

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