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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Java, sound interesting...

Today had come across 2 exciting news on Java:

In my opinion, support for VB in their Java SE 7 (codename Dolphin) is just a marketing tactics to attract VB developers. The open source roadmap is more interesting to be watch out.

As in the roam map, it start with J2ME. Then follow by its J2SE compiler (javac) and HotSpot VM. This is a good strategy to start the open source incrementally from J2ME, a relatively smaller (both platform and community). Then based on experience gain from J2ME, the risk of open sourcing javac compiler and HotSpot VM will be lower.

I just have one concern. From Java SE 5 (Tiger) to Java SE 6 (Mustang) and later Java SE 7 (Dolphin), the time between each version is short compare to the gap among J2SE 1.3 and J2SE 1.4.

I wonder could J2EE cope up with this speed. And will this affect the population of J2EE developer community.

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