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Microsoft Surpasses Java's Dynamic Language Support

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..
(May 2007, InfoQ) 

A Comparison of C# to Java, Updated

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.
(May 2007, InfoQ)

What Should be In JEE 6? Gavin King's Wish List

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..
(April 2007, Blog)

Java 2007: The year in preview

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...
(Feb 2007, IBM)

ONJava's 2007 Predictions

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.
(Dec 2006, OnJava)