Java Spotlight Podcast 1: Mark Reinhold - Chief Architect Java Platform Group

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Interview with Mark Reinhold, Chief Java Architect, Java Platform Group on the future of Java SE.

Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel are Dalibor Topic, Java free and open source software ambassador, and Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE Evangelist.

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I think the discussions were OK. I think at this point that Mark Reinhold sounds bored about discussing "Plan A/B". For those who have not been paying attention, or did not attended JavaOne it was a good opportunity to understand what the decision was and why.

Posted by John Yeary on October 31, 2010 at 10:37 PM PDT #

FIRST: I am glad to see an official podcast from Oracle about Java. That is great and was missing!

I can understand Mr Reinhold being bored talking about this (I also had that impression a little bit), because that was already going through the media and all interested people could already look and read about the contents of plan A, plan B and Java 7/8.

BUT: There are a few really big topics going through the media, visible first of all in blog posts, forum and news articles comments. I did not find they got addressed. To give a few examples:
a) Comments on the real "why" - the reasons, why Google has been sued. I am not a lawyer and hence reading the available documentation does not really help me. So a summary on that would help me.
b) I am not a Mac user, but I know many are waiting for a statement on JVM support for the Mac - is it coming from Oracle in the future?

Basically I think, Oracle is making a mistake waiting so long before talking to the community. I think neither the Database part or Oracle nor the Java part is sooo inevitable. Companies are aligning their strategies, even if Oracle is the fastest database in the world (correctly configured ;-) ) people might choose the second best because of economical or political reasons and the same applies for Java.

In IT business things can change quite fast...

I hope to hear more answers to the big questions of the community.

Posted by Martin Wildam on November 03, 2010 at 09:31 PM PDT #

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