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Java SE: A Youthful Maturity



Danny Coward talks on how Oracle intends to maintain Java in the front line by investing in two features that are trendy today: support for multiple JVM languages and parallel programming.


Danny Coward is a principal engineer and technology evangelist with Oracle Corporation. He is been a contributor to all three of the Java platforms: Java SE, Java ME and Java EE, and created the foundation for the first JavaFX releases, and represents Oracle on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process. He holds a PhD in number theory from the University of Oxford.

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Apr 20, 2011

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  • Not very impressive

    by Steve McJones,

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    The slides are pretty old already, I remember they were shown at JavaOne and before already.

    The whole thing about "dynamic languages" isn't very interesting anymore (just see what happened to them on the CLR) and the rest looks like they try to copy parts of Scala, while covering it by changing the syntax around until it looks as bad as the AIC before.

  • Is Java trying to win a popularity contest?

    by Michele Mendel,

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    At around 46 minutes in to the presentation, maps and filters functions were presented. Why?. If the JVM is so good and we can now compile Ruby, Scala and Clojure to the JVM, why not let Java slowly die instead of desperately trying to retrofit it with every clever idea already implemented in a much better way in other languages?

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