Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Oct 2010 21:52 UTC
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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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 ;-).

I wish people would stop mentioning the TIOBE index as the whole thing is really quite meaningless. All they do is google every programming language name and count the number of total hits. Hardly an accurate way to gauge interest in a language.

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