An Important Promise From This Java One
By Roman Strobl on V 10, 2007
The most exciting thing for me coming from this Java One is the promise that Sun is going to fix the web browser applet plug-in and various issues with deployment of Java applications on the desktop. Sun will work on a special version of the JRE called "Consumer JRE" which will be smaller and the plan is to make it available in the beginning of next year. The applications will start very quickly from cold start, which is currently a problem with desktop Java applications - they start slow for the first time (successive startup times are not an issue).
This Java One was all about Java coming back to the desktop and getting closer to the consumers. Java will also play role in the next generation of RIA applications and mobile applications - see the replays of Sun keynote demos for more details. Exciting times ahead!