Oracle acquires Sun – what’s at stake for Java?

The announced acquisition of Sun by Oracle leaves us Java developpers wondering about the future of this platform. Indeed, Oracle has always been supportive of Java, and an Oracle backend is definitely a natural piece in a JEE architecture, but there will be consequences for the Java world. To start with, there are the databases:
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Google Web Toolkit Blog: Introducing GWT 1.6 and friends

Bruce Johnson: Starting today, there is a simpler way to use the JavaTM language to develop and deploy world-scalable web applications. We are very happy to announce today: – Google Web Toolkit 1.6, – An early look at Google App Engine for Java, and the brand-new – Google Plugin for Eclipse that supports a productive
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