The year ahead for Java and JavaFX
By dannycoward on Jan 06, 2009
2009 promises to be an exciting year for Java: The Planetarium expects Java SE 7 to be mostly completed, with modularization, multiple languages being a big deal, JavaFX will ship the mobile profile, and preview (and possibly complete) version 2 including the TV edition, Java ME should finish or get close to finishing its next mobile edition, and we should continue to see lots of mobile frameworks and app stores.
Others are looking into their crystal balls too, like Joshua predicting you should consider JavaFX for an app next year, and Charles seeing big growth JavaFX and other Java based RIA technologies, and others the reduction of AJAX to a resume keyword. If 2008 didn't crown a winning RIA technology, will 2009 ?
Java SE 7 is grounds for speculation also, while Ted predicts the rise of functional languages, Kirk's predicting a lame release, though Alex has a more optimistic view.
Over in the mobile space, more smartphones and app stores are an easy guess for 2009, a turning point for Java ME, but will a majority of connections to the internet be from a mobile device this year ?