Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:13 UTC
Mac OS X After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time), we now have news that Apple is also taking what appears to be the first steps towards removing Apple's own Java runtime from Mac OS X.
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RE: Would be a way to enforce ...
by pmarin on Thu 21st Oct 2010 13:52 UTC in reply to "Would be a way to enforce ..."
pmarin
Member since:
2006-12-30

think the rationale behind this rule is the "write once, run everywhere" nature of Java. Well done Java applications on run almost all platforms supporting a JVM.

Well done Java applications are like unicorns, Have you seen one?

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

OK. I loled.

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fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Well done Java applications are like unicorns, Have you seen one?


yes, I stare at one everyday from nine to five!!

(please don't tell my boss that I play Minecraft at work)

Edited 2010-10-21 14:49 UTC

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Netbeans
Eclipse
Limewire
OpenOffice (uses JDBC)
Squirrel SQL Editor
JEdit
PGAdmin3 - Postgresql admin tool

And many more. People like to take shots at Java (just like they do at everything else), but you can create some nice tools.

One thing that truly rocks in Java is JDBC. It is so simple to connect to Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, etc. Drivers are just jars that go with the app, so deployment is just drag-n-drop. No client libraries needed.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Those are useful programs, but (with the exception of Open Office), I'd prefer to use others that are not written in Java.

Its also a bit disingenuous to have Open office on the list, as it doesn't use Java for the parts of Gui, which is the part I complain about the most with Java programs.

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