On Java Turning 10
Java turns ten this month. Cue the commemorative tech articles. InfoWorld has just such an article that looks at a short history of Java as well as its successes and its lost chances. One perspective on lost chances:
Looking back to 1995, however, it is the blown opportunities which stand out as much as Java’s successes. Foremost among these has been Sun’s own failure as a Java vendor. While companies like IBM, BEA Systems, and Borland Software, have made billions of dollars selling Java servers and tools, Sun’s Java products have never done well in the marketplace.
If you’re looking for detail, this isn’t the article for you, but it does give a nice overview of the first ten years of Java.
[ via ACM TechNews ]