Ellison and McNealy: Java here to stay

Ellison and McNealy: Java here to stay

Summary: At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks to Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy about the future of Java development.

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At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks to Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy about the future of Java development. Ellison says he will continue to expand investment in Java and sees the programming language being used in a variety of devices including Google's Android phones and Netbooks.

Considering that Oracle basically bought Sun for Java the Ellison-McNealy banter wasn't all that surprising. Unfortunately, Ellison didn't cough up any big plans for Sun's hardware business. 

Topics: Software Development, Open Source

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  • Dalvik & JVM Unification

    Good questions & answers in the video.

    It will be interesting to see if the changes Google implemented in the Dalvik VM, for performance, security, etc. reasons will ultimately get incorporated in the standard Java VM (e.g. a JVM that can be stack- or register-based, etc.). Licensing is probably the biggest issue, but it seems like it would be in Oracle's/Sun's best interest to find a way to unify the platforms.
    linuser
  • RE: Ellison and McNealy: Java here to stay

    Great! All of Oracles applications will now run 5 times slower!!! I love Java!
    VanCleave