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[2]: My 2c
by WorknMan on Sat 30th Jan 2010 12:21 UTC in reply to "RE: My 2c"
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HTML5 apps will be the next big thing. Except for IE

Yeesh! I don't know which I dread more... HTML5 apps, .NET apps, or Java apps. I guess the days of running fast, tight, feature-packed, NATIVE applications are coming to an end. *sigh*

I prefer Java apps to .NET apps, because I use several Operating Systems. Sure, if I only used Windows, then I would be content with .NET apps. But I prefer to use the same app, on several platforms.

I dunno... most Java desktop apps I've used, when compared to native counterparts, are complete ass. I wouldn't want to use them on ANY OS. Then again, as you can tell from my above comment, I'm not a huge fan of .NET either, but prefer it to Java on a Windows desktop.

Edited 2010-01-30 12:22 UTC

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