JavaOne 2008

In JavaOne 2008 I noticed something I least expected - an abundance of Mac laptops (Macbook, Macbook Pro & Macbook Air) in not just developers hands but also press / analysts and presenters.

I was amazed to find Microsoft design engineer Mugunthan Mugundan teaching Java (how to create REST output using Java) using Eclipse IDE.

The burning question at JavaOne 2008 on lots of developers and businesses mind was how Sun was ever going to monetize all the cool technologies at JavaOne? If Sun goes down, so does the technologies it championed.

Sun revealed the following statistics about Java at JavaOne 2008: 1.

I was intrigued by the fact that a new scripting language was designed for JavaFX, a new technology based on the Java platform, designed to enable consistent user experiences on desktop, mobile, TV, and other consumer platforms, where existing languages like Javascript or Groovy could be embraced and extended instead.
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