Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 24th Sep 2010 22:56 UTC
Java Oracle has made some decisions about Java: in order to release JDK 7 in the middle of next year, they have decided to change priorities and specifically, postpone three features: Jigsaw, Lambda and Coin.
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I believe
by J.R. on Sun 26th Sep 2010 10:48 UTC
J.R.
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2007-07-25

I actually am starting to believe in Java again after Oracle is showing a roadmap for it, investing heavily while keeping it open source.

Java was a dead end while Sun was in charge, but if Oracle can clean it up, and do it fast without mistakes it might survive.

At the moment only the .NET ecosystem is anywhere near the Java ecosystem for enterprise development (and I would argue that at this moment .NET is even better for most jobs - although not for everything). If history have proven anything regarding technology it is that people want choice and diversity. So until there is any other serious alternative to .NET, Java will stick around - when when a third option arrise, Java will go down first unless Oracle invest properly in it.

Oracles only mistake so far was to sue Google over Android, attempting to kill off the only GUI-application development kit for Java that does not suck ass. What Oracle forgot is that Android developers ultimately are Java developers.

So what I am trying to say is; fuck you Oracle... now go clean up your act and fix Java with no more stupid mistakes. I still believe you can do it and regain the trust in the Java platform.

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RE: I believe
by nt_jerkface on Sun 26th Sep 2010 18:51 in reply to "I believe"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Given that the next release of JavaFX is planned for Q3 of 2011 I wouldn't have high expectations of a quick turnaround.
http://adtmag.com/articles/2010/09/24/javaone-2010-roundup.aspx

Java SE will probably stagnate as they focus on JavaFX and JME.

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