When .NET was first released in 2000/2001, the Java community considered it a "clone" of Java, both language and standard library. Comparing simple code samples surely support this impression. However, MS profited from many years of experience with Java, and managed to solve some issues that Sun only now realizes as problems. The impression that the .NET and the CLR are evolving faster than Java is not lost on the Java community. More..
In 2001 Dare Obasanjo has written one of the most comprehensive and accurate "Comparison of Microsoft's C# Programming Language to Sun Microsystems' Java Programming Language". Now he has updated his comparison in order to reflect the changes in the current versions of both languages: Microsoft C# 2.0 and Java Standard Edition 6.
Gavin King, Hibernate creator and Seam project lead, has posted the first of a series of posts containing his wish-list of features for JEE 6. Read..
2006 was another boom year for the Java platform. The Java language retained its title as the world's most used programming language, despite an onslaught of competition from both Microsoft (C#) and the scripting community (Ruby). And, while the release of Java 6 would have been cause enough for celebration, that paled in comparison to the announcement that Java was going to go fully open source under the GNU General Public License. Can the momentum continue in 2007? Let's consider the odds. Read...
ONJava Editor Chris Adamson has posted his 2007 predictions for the Java world. He takes a look at the major changes in 2006 and says what to look for as a result of them. He focuses on open-sourcing Java, the Java Platform, changes outside of Sun, and the JCP.