Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Attachmate now owns Novell and therefore, by extension, also owns SUSE and openSUSE. With Oracle currently doing everything in its power to thoroughly destroy what's left of Sun's open source commitments, scepticism abound about the future of SUSE, and more specifically of openSUSE. Attachmate's CEO has answered some questions about the future of SUSE and openSUSE, and as far as words go, it's looking good.
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RE[9]: As far as words go....
by pantheraleo on Tue 3rd May 2011 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: As far as words go...."
pantheraleo
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What was being discussed was web technologies,and these days java in LOB applications is almost exclusively an intranet technology and is also disappearing there for new projects.


Ah. So that's why e-bay is powered by Java. And why IBM and Oracle's blogging sites are powered by Java. And why Google App Engine is built on Java. And why e-trade is built on Java. And why Twitter's back end is built on Java. And why a lot of open source software sites use the JIRA issue tracker, which is built on Java. And why Wells Fargo's online finance applications are built on Java. And why L.L Bean is built on Java. Because no one uses Java to build public Web sites anymore. I get it now.

and is also disappearing there for new projects.


Got a citation to back up that claim? I'm quite certain the reason Google spent millions of dollars to develop support for Java on Google App Engine is NOT because no one is writing new Web applications in Java. I'm also quite certain they didn't develop GWT because no one is writing new Web applications in Java.

You also completely failed to address my point about why attempts to determine how many Java Web applications are out there are flawed. Because unlike PHP, you usually can't probe a a Web site and find out that it is using Java.

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