Just ’Hotnews’ that the takeover is a reality. What does the acquisition of Sun by Oracle mean for the Java world? I think this is bad news for the Java community. Oracle is no longer focused on developing tools for application development. Yes ok, they develop their own Oracle Fusion Applications in Java, but with the aim to expand globally and try to beat SAP in this market. If Oracle has put his sights on Oracle Fusion Application and the maintenance (Oracle Fusion Middleware), there is no urgency to develop tools for application development. This is unfortunate. I am so curious of the future of products such as Sun NetBeans (latest version 6.8, it’s become a very nice product) and Glashfish.Glashfish, I think it will not make it. Oracle has recently chosen for the BEA WebLogic product, now known as Oracle Weblogic. Jdeveloper and Netbeans are almost equal products. Jdeveloper supports Oracle’s proprietary natural solution like Toplink and ADF. The MySQL database is under pressure. Oracle will in my opinion not drop its own database!
The first java/JEE specifications date back to 1998 (beta). The development of Java started in 1991, and in 1995 Java was announced for the first time publicly. Although we now have a lot of more experience during the years, the speed of development of Java/JEE applications is still saddening low. The focus is too often on technique (e.g. frames, which but with each other be to laboriously couple), instead of on business. But classifying of business rules takes place already too a little. organizations revert carefully to 4GL tools of the previous decade, because the disappointing velocity of Java. Some suppliers of these old acquaintances communicate a turnover increase! The arrival of 4GL provided a productivity improvement of minimum a factor 3 (measured with respect to Cobol). With the arrival of Java/JEE we seem to lose productivity improvement in one go.