Monday, April 13, 2009

Sun exec slams Google over App Engine's Java support

Maybe Sun would be okay with it if Google promised to keep it suffixed “Beta” indefinitely?…

Google Inc. committed a major transgression by only including support for a subset of Java classes in its cloud-based App Engine development platform, according to Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystems Inc.'s chief open-source officer.

"Whether you agree with Sun policing it or not, Java compatibility has served us all very well for over a decade," Phipps wrote in a blog post on Saturday. "That includes being sure as a developer that all core classes are present on all platforms. Creating subsets of the core classes in the Java platform was forbidden for a really good reason, and it's wanton and irresponsible to casually flaunt the rules."

Sun exec slams Google over App Engine's Java support

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