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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by telns on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:36 UTC
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I've used VS, NB, and Eclipse extensively (pretty much 12hrs a day for years on end).

VS I find the best, but NB is a close second. Also, I think it is the best freely available IDE out there.

RE: some previous comments. Yeah, Java is mainly a server thing or a mobile thing. Desktop apps aren't really so important in Java land.

Things like GC improvements get Java programmers very excited. Better desktop look and feel would be more of a shrug and move on type feature.

Edited 2010-01-29 22:38 UTC

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