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on January 11, 2011 at 7:12 PM PST
A plurality of voters in last week's poll considered the completion of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems the most significant Java-related news of 2010. But other news items also attracted considerable numbers of votes...
A plurality of voters in last week's poll considered the completion of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems the most significant Java-related news of 2010. But other news items also attracted considerable numbers of votes; and news that was not among the poll options was also posted in the comments section.
A total of 269 votes were cast, and three comments were posted. The exact question and results were:
What was the most significant Java-related news in 2010?
- 32% (87 votes) - The completion of Oracle's acquisition of Sun
- 16% (44 votes) - The new Java 7 / Java 8 plan
- 16% (43 votes) - IBM and Oracle joint commitment to OpenJDK
- 4% (12 votes) - The release of Java EE 6
- 15% (41 votes) - The growth of Scala and other new JVM languages
- 8% (22 votes) - Other
- 7% (20 votes) - I don't know
While a third of the voters considered the completion of the Sun acquisition to be the most significant Java-related news of 2010, about a sixth of the voters considered each of three other stories most significant: the new Java 7 / Java 8 plan; IBM and Oracle joint commitment to OpenJDK; and the growth of Scala and other new JVM languages.
A considerable 8% of the voters didn't think the most significant news of 2010 was captured by the poll choices. Both
jkeatley consider Oracle's lawsuit against Google to be the most significant story. Meanwhile,
aleixmr cited the continuing neglect of the client side as being a significant (and unfortunate) highlight of 2010 as a whole.
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