by pulse1014 - 2006-05-30 14:44
by javakiddy - 2006-06-01 02:53
(I wasn't at JavaOne, so like many I've had to follow event second hand, via blogs, podcasts, etc.)
Open Sourcing Java I have mixed views about. Is this being done for the general betterment of Java, or to placate a minority of vocal Linux users with pseudo-religious views on the 'purity' of software? :-)
VisualBasic on the JVM I am quite interested in. Not that I want to start writing in VB, but I can see potential for allowing a lot of programmers to escape 'single vendor lock-in' with minimal retraining, while also gaining a performance boost in their applications thanks to JIT/hotspot. Whether or not any of those coders will 'upgrade' to Java itself we will have to wait and see (I suspect not!) but the fact that it opens up the market at little should be welcomed.
by cajo - 2006-06-01 07:52
by ilazarte - 2006-05-26 10:38
by scirka - 2006-05-26 14:03
by jwenting - 2006-05-29 03:59
For the majority of Java developers that would mean they're going to have to throw away 5-10 years of their careers and start over in some other technology. They're too expensive to keep on for keeping existing applications alive and not experienced enough in other technologies to play the lead roles in porting and rewriting projects that their Java expertise and seniority would grant them only a few months prior.
Instead they'll be doing junior work on senior pay until the next round of layoffs in which they'll be dumped.
by ilazarte - 2006-05-26 17:25
by spiff - 2006-05-31 06:55
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