Ooof, we start this podcast with the news that Microsoft is coming to our turf and is introducing their core .net libraries for Mac and Linux. We then dive into this theory of JS being the Bytecode of the web (Java Webstart, you tried). Then we got called “old”, as in Cobol old (getoffmyLawn!) to finally talk about Groovy, Grails and what does it mean when a project loses its “home”. Always entertaining, with a lot of opinions abound!
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Links and such.
– The Java Council, the “Other” Java Newscast 😉 (http://virtualjug.com/podcast/)
– Microsoft releases .net core for Mac/Linux (http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/29/microsoft-releases-net-core-preview-for-mac-and-linux/)
– Grails finds home at Object Computing (http://www.infoworld.com/article/2909679/java/grails-web-framework-finds-home-at-object-computing.html)
On Oracle's business case with Java: Many years ago there was an interview with Mark Reinhold on the javaposse. In that interview, Mark said that most of Oracle's products are written in Java, this means that if Java (the language) dies that the cost of hiring developers could become a concern to them.
On Java Web Start: I'd love to hear about your experiences with using Java Web Start and whether you think the technology can work in corporate environments.