back to article Back to the future: the Java client’s second go-round

JavaOne provides a good barometer of the current fads hitting IT. Three years ago, Java discovered open source, two years ago it was AJAX, while last year was a non-event. But this year, the rich client’s back, baby. In fact, this being our tenth JavaOne (which we covered remotely this year - too much darn travel), the …


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  1. Ben
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    Hmmm, wonder where they got that idea from?

    ...perhaps from their code inspection of OpenLaszlo when they were "thinking" of buying...

    ...I've heard that Adobe did the same and then produced Flex. It's a tough old world.

  2. Anonymous Hero
    Paris Hilton

    Oh great...

    Another sodding browser plug-in to allow arty farty web designers to abuse my senses with more unwanted noise and browser pollution.

    And even worse there'll be yet another heap of in-house badly thought out controls that behave in totally alien those nasty flash scroll bars that start scrolling text as soon as you look at the buttons. Yuk....

    Paris, 'cos even she knows when there's one plug-in too many.

  3. Jasmine Strong

    the iPhone...

    Number of iPhones shipped to date / Total smartphones shipped to date ~= 0

    'Virtually all" is a reasonable assertion. iPhone's going nowhere in most markets.

  4. Crass Pip

    Insignificant iPhone

    @Jasmine Strong

    "How did the iPhone stack up against the competition during Q4 [2007]? Very well! Research firm Canalys says Apple (AAPL) accounted for 6.5% of the global smartphone market... But Apple's performance was especially impressive considering it was only available in four countries -- the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany -- through one carrier each."

    Now iPhone has entered many new markets, has an SDK for third party apps (with over 200k downloads and this year's developer conference sold out for the first time ever), and a new 3G phone coming within 60 days. Care to guess again?

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