It's unlikely IBM or Apache will lead the Java community.
Why did Mike Loukides leave IBM and Apache out of his recent piece, “Who leads the Java Parade?” Because — despite good reasons — they both opted out.
Oracle, Google, and VMware are all Java players, but a clear leader has yet to emerge.
Are any of the companies in the Java community willing to exercise technical
leadership? Are there organizations willing to bring the features Java needs to fruition? It's time for the real leader to stand up and address these questions.
JavaFX 2.0 looks to make rich Java web applications easier
Jim Weaver, founder of JMentor, explains why JavaFX could become a viable contender in the Rich Internet Applications world.
Why Java matters, inside Node.js, predicting Android's ubiquity
This week on O'Reilly: We offered seven reasons why Java is worth your time, the utility of Node.js was duly noted, and Marko Gargenta offered three Android predictions that have nothing to do with mobile phones.
Celebrating a decade of game-changing Java software.
Reaching beyond mere adoption, these seven projects have had a profound effect on the Java world, software development in general, and even our daily lives.
Java deserves another look. Here's why.
Sixteen years on, this ain't your father's Java. Here's seven reasons why Java is worth your time.
Java is as much about the JVM as it is the language.
This overview of JVM-based programming compares the relative strengths of the major languages.
Stuart Sierra on why Clojure is catching on.
Stuart Sierra digs into Clojure: what it is, how it works, and why it's attracting Java developers.
Microsoft embraces HTML5, selling a startup at 15, and a new version of Java looms.
For Microsoft programmers, the week brought fear, uncertainty and doubt regarding their future as an elite class of developers. For a lucky teen, it brought a big paycheck. And for fans of Java, it brought a new version of the popular language one step closer to release.
OSCON Java will look at the language's role in data, mobile, enterprise, and cloud computing.
The Java community has always been a broad, fractious, interesting mess, capable of doing surprising things with little warning, and that's precisely why we're attracted to it.