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Poll Result: Completion of Sun Acquistion Was 2010#039;s Most Significant Java News

A plurality of voters in last week#039;s poll considered the completion of Oracle#039;s acquisition of Sun Microsystems the most significant Java-related news of 2010. But other news items also attracted considerable numbers of votes; and news that was not among the poll options was also posted in the comments section. A total of 269 votes were cast, and three comments were posted. The exact question and results were: What was the most significant Java-related news in 2010? 32% (87 votes) - The completion of Oracle#039;s acquisition of Sun 16% (44 votes) - The new Java 7 / Java 8 plan 16% (43 votes) - IBM and Oracle joint commitment to OpenJDK 4% (12 votes) - The release of Java EE 6 15% (41 votes) - The growth of Scala and other new JVM languages 8% (22 votes) - Other 7% (20 votes) - I don#039;t know While a third of the voters considered the completion of the Sun acquisition to be the most significant Java-related news of 2010, about a sixth of the voters considered each of three other stories most significant: the new Java 7 / Java 8 plan; IBM and Oracle joint commitment to OpenJDK; and the growth of Scala and other new JVM languages. A considerable 8% of the voters didn#039;t think the most significant news of 2010 was captured by the poll choices. Both georgm and jkeatley consider Oracle#039;s lawsuit against Google to be the most significant story. Meanwhile, aleixmr cited the continuing neglect of the client sid...


Date: January, 11 2011
Url: http://www.java.net/blog/editor/archive/2011/01/11/poll-result-completion-sun-acquistion-wa


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