Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Oracle and Java

This is an excellent (and long) article on what Oracle is doing (or not doing) with Java.  The article by Sean Gallagher is titled:

How Oracle’s business as usual is threatening to kill Java

Sean should be congratulated for such detailed and excellent analysis.

As an old SUNWer, this causes me to either shake my head in disgust or to speak in expletives.

The article in arstechnica starts off:

"Stop me if you've heard this one before: Oracle has quietly pulled funding and development efforts away from a community-driven technology where customers and partners have invested time and code. It all seems to be happening for no reason other than the tech isn't currently printing money.

It's a familiar pattern for open source projects that have become the property of Oracle. It started with OpenSolaris and continued with OpenOffice.org. And this time, it's happening to Java—more specifically to Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), the server-side Java technology that is part of hundreds of thousands of Internet and business applications. Java EE even plays an integral role for many apps that aren't otherwise based on Java."

An excellent (and sad) read....