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Poll Result: Developers Expect Broad Coverage in "Java Strategy and Directions" JavaOne Keynote

Posted by editor on August 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM PDT

According to this past week's poll, developers expect to hear details of the strategy and direction plans for a broad spectrum of Java technologies at the "Java Strategy and Directions" JavaOne keynote. The keynote, at 5:45 PM Pacific Time on Monday, September 20, will feature Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, at Oracle.

Here's the keynote description:

Since its inception, Java has expanded relentlessly in bringing the power of secure, connected computing to the activities of everyday life. Java is the force behind applications and devices important to every aspect of both our professional and personal worlds—from desktops to mobile phones and handheld devices, to entertainment and navigation systems, to mission-critical enterprise software. In this opening JavaOne keynote Thomas Kurian, Oracle's executive vice president, Product Development, will share Oracle's vision for strengthened investment and innovation in Java and describe how Java will continue to grow as the most powerful, scalable, secure, and open platform for the global developer community.

Our poll asked Which area will receive the most attention in the JavaOne "Java Strategy and Directions" keynote? 228 votes were cast, with the following results:

  • 19% (44 votes) - Java on the desktop
  • 29% (66 votes) - Java on mobile platforms
  • 4% (9 votes) - Java on entertainment platforms
  • 29% (67 votes) - Enterprise Java
  • 5% (12 votes) - Other
  • 13% (30 votes) - I don't know

If you won't be at JavaOne, you can still see the "Java Strategy and Directions" keynote (along with many other JavaOne events) at the Oracle Technology Network Live site.

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