IDN Pick 6: A Quick Tour of Tiger's Stripes
Since Sun released J2SE Tiger, the biggest Java upgrade since the mid-1990s dozens of pubs, analysts, vendors and fellow Java devs have weighed in. Integration Developer News' Pick 6 gives readers the "best of the best'" of user assessments, expert Q&As, predictions and drill-down training, including a no-nonsense J2SE book and webinar. Get the best from Sun, Wily, HP, and Java experts Brett McLaughlin and David Flanagan from LinuxWorld, CNET, eWeek, Computerworld, Javalobby.org and java.sun.com
The book uses a task-oriented format to give devs a jump-start to the best, most useful and coolest Tiger technologies. Read a review of the book.
- Tiger's desktop prospects are probed by CNET, which takes a look at just where analysts say Tiger's desktop promise measures up (or doesn't) to Microsoft's. For its part, The Inquirer looks at other key Java desktop developments, including JDIC (Java Desktop Integration Components), a project which provides a set of APIs and allows any cross-platform Java application to use native features found on many desktops (such as browsers, email, etc.) Read the Inquirer story
- Then, there's the countdown to the next upgrade, Mustang. Sun suggests that several topics are up for discussion on the next J2SE version, slated for 2006. Included are: XML, Web services, the Java desktop, and large systems performance. ComputerWorld offers a brief glimpse. Read the CW story.