Friday, September 30, 2016

Re: GWT and Oracle

On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 3:03:33 PM UTC+2, Eric Nissan wrote:
Hey just curious, does Oracle contribute to GWT at all?  I know they are in a battle with Google over Java (android), but one would think they could put that aside and contribute as GWT really does encourage Java usage.

If they ever contributed to GWT, that was undercover ;-)

No, Oracle has been pushing JavaFX for building so-called RIAs; it's a different programming and deployment model, that's going to fail miserably (like Silverlight, and Java applets and web start before them) but well, they're short-sighted and have deep pockets so… (just like they've been pushing J2ME for years after feature phones were almost dead and replaced with iOS and Android smartphones; are about to ship "project jigsaw" in Java 9 when almost everybody turned their back on OSGi, and are only just starting to look at what Java EE could like in the cloud-oriented world we live in for a few years now)

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