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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RE[4]: No thanks to Java
by Panajev on Mon 27th Sep 2010 12:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No thanks to Java"
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This is some unreadable code right there (it does make me appreciate the extra "wordiness" of Objective-C):P.

Jokes aside, Java needs a good, understandable, clean, and easy to approach way of building rich and interactive GUI's. There is JavaFX on the horizon, but there is a lot of work ahead to match what .NET applications with or without Silverlight can do with less work put in from the UI designers.

Designing nice GUI's is a pain in Java (it does feel like an afterthought...), and is in Android too (compared to Interface Builder driven GUI's on the Mac/iPhone)... C++ has received some very powerful GUI toolkits like Qt, .NET has received a lot of attention from MS as far as rich User Interfaces are concerned, Objective-C + Cocoa have some very powerful UI oriented features and an awesome tool like IB to help people design their UI's in, etc...

If Oracle does not manage to move Google away from Java in Android, there might be a chance for rich GUI's to push for some change in the way you do GUI's on such systems (although sometimes Google feels a lot less user and developer oriented than Microsoft or Apple...).

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