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Is Java (on the desktop) dead? Or is the desktop itself dying (except for programmers)?

On August 28, I featured on the front page of java.net a forum post, asked by java.net user cowwoc and titled Is Java (on the desktop) dead? In this forum post, cowwoc noted: There was a time when java.net contained lots of exciting Desktop Java articles. Now all I ever see arOr is the desktop itself dying (except for programmers)?ound server-side enterprisy stuff. The same goes for javalobby.org and Oracle's direction with Java in general. I've had previous online interactions with cowwoc and I respect his/her views. So, to hear that java.net no longer contains "lots of exciting Desktop Java articles" attracts both my attention and concern. Despite the fact that java.net no longer publishes Desktop Java articles in part because we no longer publish any articles at all (due to the economy) I am very sensitive to cowwoc's commentary. People who read my blogs know that I myself live today as a developer on the server-side. But, I don't think that's cowwoc's point. I mean, of what use is server-side technology without the client side? The client side is the customer of the server side. Without an appropriate interface for utilizing what the server side can provide, the server is useless. The server side needs to serve a wide realm of clients. Just because the server runs Java doesn't mean it will only serve Java-based client apps. Likewise, Java-based client apps are designed to interface wi...


Date: September, 07 2010
Url: http://www.java.net/blog/editor/archive/2010/09/06/java-desktop-dead-or-desktop-itself-dying-except-programmers


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