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Blog Archive for calvinaustin during April 2005

After looking back 10 years in Java's history, this month I look forward to see what plans Sun has made. Even though Open Source Java may not be on the cards I do have one recommendation that is due its time. Find out more at JDJ
One of the most challenging but important things that the Java platform does is to abstract the OS specific and incompatible issues away from the developer as much as possible. In building the JDK at Sun we had to resort to many tricks to generate one binary that would work on as many platforms as possible. Infact myself and Hui Huang used to spend hours and sometimes days tracking down issues...