Sean M. Gallagher

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Read Sean Gallagher's technology blog As Sun and IBM haggle over the terms of open-sourcing Java, I think it's important to note: if they're trying to jumpstart more widespread development of Java applications on the server, they are barking up the wrong tree. The reason is simple - Python. The scripting language is already in widespread use, is object-oriented, is proven to scale moderately well (Marc Andreessen's Opsware wrote the entirety of the first version of their product in it), and is more friendly to the realities of most Linux deployments than Java - that is, it can run fine on cheap hardware with a finite amount of RAM. Over breakfast this morning, Andreessen pretty much summed up what I'd been thinking over the past few days. He talked about how Linux had usurped Unix workstations as the developer desktop, and how developers started prototyping in Pyth... (more)

Filtering the FUD from Java Politicking on "Open-Source Java"

Read "Let Java Go" - ESR Writes an Open Letter to Scott McNealy · Read "No Sun Is An Island," Says Javalobby Founder Read Should Sun "Let Java Go"? Counter-Arguments vs Open-Sourcing Java Read "Let's Collaborate on Open-Sourcing Java": IBM Writes Open Letter to Sun Read Sun's Schwartz: IBM's Request "Seems a Little Bonky" Until recently,  the ongoing Sun-IBM "open" Java debate had been a quiet collaboration (witness the agreement to allow Apache a "scholarship" for certification of Geronimo). That quiet debate had the lid blown clean off it recently by a series of very public (some might... (more)