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: My 2c
by kedwards on Fri 29th Jan 2010 19:37 UTC in reply to "My 2c"
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Also from what I can gather there is no equivalent to Visual Studio for java. Visual Studio Express has been available for a while now and it's completely free. You install it and then you're ready to code right away. It might be a bit heavy on resources but it just works. That and the msdn documentation makes .Net (and Windows) development a pleasure.

You have Netbeans and Eclipse, both are cross platform and open source. Netbeans is maintained by Sun(now Oracle). Not to mention, Xcode can also be used as a Java IDE. All of the IDEs I mention are free and are good equivalents to Visual Studio.

Edit: Also there is Jdeveloper, which is an Oracle product.

Edited 2010-01-29 19:43 UTC

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RE[2]: My 2c
by Tuishimi on Fri 29th Jan 2010 20:14 in reply to "RE: My 2c"
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JDeveloper and (especially) Eclipse are feature packed. And the plugin system for Eclipse lets you do even more. But to me they are TOO feature packed. I'd rather have something lite... which gets me into trouble sometimes at work...

I prefer to use a simple text editor (altho' before .net I did use MS Visual Studio frequently) and sometimes my comrades will zip up an eclipse project and send it to me to try... but since I never use it, it takes me an hour to get it to the point where it works (changing library paths, etc.) But once I get it to that point it does work well. And as I said, it is feature packed.

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