JavaOne talks are full of numbers... 1 billion JavaCards, 550 worldwide Java user groups, 912 members of the JCP, 28 J2EE compliant app servers, 45,000 Java applications for cell phones, 78% of handsets shipping in 2005 are Java-enablied, and on and on.
So I thought I'd offer up a few other random metrics that might mean something. Or nothing.
* Number of people waiting in...
on Jun 28, 2005
The old optimism is still here in San Francisco. Sure we've heard it all before: the huge HUGE "opportunity" in mobile, the "renewed commitments" with other big players like IBM, and "the really interesting things", as Gosling calls them, that Sun's customers are doing with Java... but still, we can't help ourselves from suspending disbelief and getting swept away once again by the enthusiasm....
on Jun 27, 2005