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The Java Developer Community Is "Vibrant and Thriving," Says Sun's President

"Not only among the ranks of commercial companies, but also the looser, self-managing communities," adds Jonathan Schwartz

"[A]s we enter the new year, you should expect 2005 to be one in which we place an ever heightening focus on our dialog with the community, and the developer community in particular," writes Sun's president and COO, Jonathan Schwartz, in his first "power blog" of the new year.

"One community with whom we've maintained a strong (nothing's ever perfect) dialog over the past few years," he adds, "is the Java developer community. It's vibrant and thriving, not only among the ranks of commercial companies, but also the looser, self-managing communities (where there are some truly outstanding examples of community engagement and dialog)."

Schwartz expands on the strands to this dialog with Java developers as follows:

"The principal mechanisms through which we've maintained that dialog are the Java Community Process (the most comprehensive open process in the history of computing); and the evolution of our NetBeans open source development environment."
He then adds that Sun's enterprise offerings "begin to really push the notion that development is conversational" by incorporating structured instant messaging within the development environment.
"[S]o while you're coding away, you can interact with your cohorts, even if they're in Prague, Bangalore, Menlo Park, Hamburg, Tel Aviv and Tokyo (where, at Sun, many are)."
This is a reference to Jave Studio Enterprise.

Those who wish to come and experience first-hand how the JCP is "the most comprehensive open process in the history of computing" can do so at the upcoming Web Services Edge East 2005 conference and expo, where the JCP is a Corporate Sponsor.

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about time too 01/07/05 05:16:19 AM EST

Good to see Sun realizing that Java not only exists but "thrives" *outside of* Sun and outside of vendors - the open source community is very active with java right now

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