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Since Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, there has been much speculation over what will happen to the Java platform. Just a few weeks ago, the creator of Java, James Gosling, announced his departure from the company, leading to another surge of rumors about the future of Java and the Community Process. After all the work Sun did to build credibility among the developer community and increase adoption of the platform, will Oracle’s acquisition tear it all down?
Without a doubt, Oracle considers Java a huge asset, unlocking a developer community they’ve never reached before. They’re not handling the transition lightly, either. Here are a few predictions.
One big milestone to look forward to is the rebirth of JavaOne. After JavaOne 2009, many mourned the loss of the developer conference without Oracle ever formally pulling the plug. This year’s event promises to bring together the same strong community of developers that have gathered in the past, but many wonder if the event will ever be the same.
Oracle’s main challenge will be to make sure that the Java platform does not fragment. In a recent report, IDC analysts refer to a "pattern of complexity resulting from layering and forking the Java platform code" into the various editions, which has "simultaneously allowed it to adapt into new territories… while at the same time undermining its elegance and practicality by growing intolerably complex." Ensuring that such complexities are worked out is key to keeping Java fans on board and preventing a migration to competing platforms, such as .NET. Oracle will likely pay more attention to scripting languages than ever before.
As the dust settles, what are your thoughts on what’s next for Java?
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