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Java futures

Java futures

Java futures

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I just don't know.

iPhone/HTC and their ilk don't allow virtual machines. Java works only when using platform-specific libraries wrapped as an executable. But it still works, and its the only choice on some rival platforms such as RIM.

Then there's the server market - what is Oracle's big plan?

Does Java have a long-term future and which industries will benefit from it the most?

 

--Glen :)

Memoria mihi benigna erit qui eam perscribam

RE: Java futures

As noted the platform independence of Java is very compelling. Unfortunately the purchase of Sun by Oracle has left everyone hanging. I love JSP/JScript and use it extensively with Apache-Tomcat. Proper implementation of JNDI Context makes changing out a back end database about as simple as editing 2 lines in my server configuration file. What works better with a browser across multiple operating systems? Nothing that I am aware of. If Java dies it will be Oracle that kills it.

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