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Java "Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment."
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RE[2]: Why all the fuss about Java?
by ricegf on Wed 13th Oct 2010 11:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Why all the fuss about Java?"
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Java is used quite heavily in mobile, yes, both the "official" Java ME and Google's Dalvik variant (which has different but mappable operations in its virtual machine). You might have heard of those newfangled Blackberry and Android phones. ;-)

Java is also used *very* heavily for developing corporate applications, many of which use web clients but many of which use Java fat clients. Either way, the business logic layer is commonly Java. (It's illegitimate child C# is doing pretty well, too, or so I hear.) And, of course as mentioned elsewhere, Java is very popular for server-side web programming.

By the way, Java is back in the top spot this month on the TIOBE Programming Community Index (a ranking of programmer community interest in a language, more or less), after briefly being matched by C. The fastest rising languages, however, are Objective-C (used by Apple's iProducts), Python (my personal favorite), and C# (Steve Ballmer's personal favorite ;-).

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