Java News Predictions for 2007

by Steve Anglin

Here are my top ten predictions for Java in 2007...


2007-01-03 14:41:14
JPA, java persistence api? Hasn't the jcp already defined several persistence api's?
Bryan Y
2007-01-03 16:25:26
I agree with Taylor, why don't you think that the Java Persistence API will be significant?

However, I like the HP prediction. Acquiring BEA would be a great move for them.

2007-01-03 16:47:30
'NetBeans will become official Apache projects,'

Why in the world would Netbeans be transitioned to Apache? It's just starting to gain big momentum again. Can't see Sun giving it up so quick.

2007-01-03 16:57:17
Never said that JPA wouldn't be.
2007-01-03 17:00:47
EJB 3 JPA is what JBoss Seam will utilize, for example, as I understand it. This implies JBoss moving away from Hibernate.

BTW, if HP can get beyond all the ethics violations and clean house, their first focus should be on moving their enterprise strategy toward a BEA or other solution that makes sense. Otherwise, HP will continue to fade. One research I saw had them third behind IBM and then Sun in terms of UNIX adoption. Could be an indicator on what their server sales are/will look like. Etc.

2007-01-03 18:20:55
BTW, it's official... Apache has accepted Jini as a project to be called Apache River. Look for more major Sun open source Java and other projects to become Apache projects in the coming months.

Ulrich Weber
2007-01-03 23:08:51
Google will buy Sun and save Java from its final demise.
Steve Loughran
2007-01-04 01:26:42
Unsure about the BEA thing. App servers are already commoditized,a and the last time HP bought a stack (bluestone) it cost them a lot of money.
2007-01-04 06:56:29
On Sun/Google M&A, this could very well happen. Both companies believe in the network as computer, software as service models. Both have agreements/partnerships already in place. It could very well be the surprise deal of the year.

I think this will more likely happen if a MS-Yahoo M&A does occur. And this one is really likely.

In retrospect, I would put this at #1 tied with an HP-BEA M&A.

Ulrich Weber
2007-01-05 01:59:18
Sun's marketcap today: $20.03B
2007-01-09 08:38:11

EJB 3 JPA is what JBoss Seam will utilize, for example, as I understand it. This implies JBoss moving away from Hibernate.

I think JPA / EJB 3 persistence is a standard. Hibernate is an implementation (that conforms to the standard and extends it)...

2007-01-10 02:34:54
Google's best buy would actually be...

Think of it:
Open-Source AppleOSX, then make it free to download (now that it also installs on Intel).

Then there's itunes (imho much better than youtube commercial-and-legal-wise!) and they could free that up to other mp3-players also!

Then they could ship Hardware with Google, "Apple OS" also, they have Apple TV + Iphone, the possibilities to comptete with MS are endless ;-)

Logic Web
2007-01-10 13:35:09
You're right that BEA will eventually get bought out this year, but I figure its Oracle not HP getting it.
2007-01-10 18:28:40
HP needs BEA more than Oracle. Oracle already has decent app server and service bus products, etc. I think Oracle would rather focus on Red Hat and JBoss to add to its stack with Linux OS and JBoss development tools, two areas Oracle currently covets...
2007-01-31 12:36:51
Do you see portlet specification to part of j2ee 1.6? As I see lot of portal servers already available in the market.