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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I don't know...
by Tuishimi on Fri 29th Jan 2010 18:11 UTC
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...we use Oracle products where I work... I am not overly fond of their database solutions. On the other hand we probably should not be using them since they are far to "over powered" for what we need... and their applications are monstrous catch-all/do-all constructs that could really be honed and made 100% more efficient.

Now, what does that mean for Java? I don't know... I just don't see them being focused enough, neither do I think they will listen well to the users... or perhaps they will listen SO well that Java will become another Oracle app that encompasses the entire house, including the kitchen sink.

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