JavaOne 2007 Wrap-up

Open Possibilities was the main theme for JavaOne 2007. There is no arguing that with the open-sourcing of Java, the technology is more open than ever. This in turn opens up for more possibilities than ever.

Some of the important things from JavaOne was:
– The completion of the open-sourcing of Java was announced, maybe not too exciting news, but important that it is happening.
JavaFX, formerly known as F3, was introduced. Sun focuses on winning back the client. There is still a way to go, but only the future will show…
– There is a strong focus on tools with NetBeans and Eclipse as the two major players. Why would anyone pay heaps of money for an IDE when you can get NetBeans or Eclipse for free?

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