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Java Thriving in Oracle's hands

September 12, 2012 By: Tori Wieldt

IDC has published a Technology Assessment of Oracle's stewardship of Java titled "The State of Java: Two and a Half Years After the Acquisition." The overall IDC opinion is that Java under Oracle's stewardship is thriving.

Report highlights include:

  • The successful delivery of Java SE 7, which had been stalled at Sun Microsystems
  • Articulation of realistic road maps for Java EE 7 and Java SE 8
  • The healthy growth of the Java ecosystem
  • The decisiveness with which Oracle handled the Apache Harmony dispute
  • Key vendors joining the OpenJDK including IBM, Apple, and SAP
  • More and more programming languages being hosted on the Java Virtual Machine(JVM)
  • Java's role in major computing trends including Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Social

You can access the full report here (PDF).

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