By dcb on Mar 11, 2005
Java Jingle from 1997: http://blogs.sun.com/roller/resources/dcb/Java.mp3
I think Sun employees wrote and recorded
that song. Anyone recall who? A verse near the end states: "Nobody can
tell you what the future may bring...". Well, that was 8 years ago.
Check this out!
As Java technology enters its 10th year, the Java Brand is a one of
the most powerful technology brands on the planet. You'll see it on
your Java powered mobile phone from Sony Ericcson, Motorola, etc or
your Palm PDA, on a variety of new PCs from the factory, built into
various printers from Ricoh, baked into mobile games, and a part of
slew of websites from our partners like Borland, Oracle, and others.
Java technology is on over 2 Billion devices and counting!
In our most recent study we found that 86% of consumers and 100% of developers and IT recognize the Java brand. In addition we have seen the association of Java and Sun grow by 15% year over year. Over 80% of Developers and IT professionals know that Java comes from Sun. In addition 1 in 3 consumers will buy a product with the Java brand over a comparable product, this is up from 1 in 5 just a year ago. Java.com just blew past 10 Million visitors per month, which is more visitors than Nintendo.com, Wired.com, Playstation.com, Time.com, Businessweek.com, and many others. Here are some facts and figures:
- 2 million downloads of J2EE 1.4 - the most popular release ever!
- 4.5 million Java developers, up 7% from June 2004
- 2 billion Java-enabled devices, up 14% from June 2004
- 750M Java Cards, up 25% from June 2004
- 579M phones, up 65% from June 2004
- 650M PCs, up 8% from June 2004