Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Java developers finally realize the party's over

FSJ on Java...

But I think they don't quite know which party they're talking about. See this screed where some Javatard says Apple has been spitting in his face because we didn't include Java 6 in Leopard. Or something. So he says he's selling his Mac. His headline is, "So long, Apple. The party's over." Well he's right about one thing. The party is over -- the Java party, that is. Glad to see the Javatards have finally figured that out. Word is they're co-sponsoring a support group with Lotus Notes developers. Fun bunch.

Meanwhile, my Burton Group colleague Richard Monson-Haefel just published a report titled The Java Platforms:

The Java platform is divided into four main platforms: Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME), and Java Card. In this Application Platform Strategies overview, Senior Analyst Richard Monson-Haefel finds that Java Card and Java SE are strong leaders in their respective markets with longevity; Java ME is also a leader in its market, but it suffers from platform fragmentation; Java EE has grown far too complex and does not have a viable future as it is currently defined.

The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Java developers finally realize the party's over

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