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Java - If it's not your cuppa tea, it ought to be

Posted by rags on June 29, 2004 at 7:51 PM PDT

Day 2 and counting down. I have been invited by the Computer Society in India and we're trying to finalize a topic for the talk. My initial list was

  • Network Security: From Warfare to Web Services
  • The economic implications of Open Source
  • If Java is not your cuppa tea, it ought to be

After Scott McNealy's general session this morning, I am convinced that the third topic will probably be the most appropriate.

The game demos. were simply astounding. The frame speeds & the graphics resolutions were really jaw dropping. The Looking Glass desktop was also a
great example. But, what sealed the argument on whether Java is not ready for certain applications was the Dukie awards. A variety of applications across the gamut have been written and deployed successfully in Java, not to mention the T-shirt throwing gadgets that incorporated some Java.

Although no technology is a silver bullet, it's worth thinking about Java for every application that you are called to design. Shameless plug here, attend BOF-1404 from 7:30 to 8:20PM tommorow to see an example of Java Everywhere.

So, Java might indeed be your perfect cuppa tea.

Rags