- Sun finally has a strategy, after years of downward drift. I also like the strategy, which is to open source all their software, and charge for services and hardware that go with their software.
- Sun's investment in NetBeans is paying off in spades. The room where the NB talks were given was packed with 1000 developers. The IDE continues to build momentum by being better than Eclipse. I'm using Eclipse right now because my client mandates it, but it is buggy and you have to do rocket science to figure out the right combination of plugins for your given requirements. NB makes it easy by having the right bundles out of the box. Having said that, Eclipse still is better for version control.
- Ruby is gaining traction. NetBeans and the JVM now support native Ruby and JRuby. I think Sun believes Ruby will eventually replace Java.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I attended Community Day at JavaOne this week. A few things stood out for me: