JavaOne 2013 – Is Mac the top Java development platform?

netbeans_javaone_2013_icon125One of the most noticeable things about JavaOne 2013 has been the dominance of Apple Mac laptops with the speakers.

2 speakers and 4 Macs at the JavaOne keynote

2 speakers and 4 Macs at the JavaOne keynote

Macs have been in a huge majority for speakers at all the talks I attended, including the keynotes. Even the Oracle staff (and Oracle has a reputation for trying to avoid spending more money on expensive hardware than it needs to), have had lots of Macs. Apple no longer provides Java for the OS X platform – it is downloaded from Oracle and there is also the OpenJDK release.

So, given that the speakers at JavaOne represent a hardcore of developers, is Mac the top development platform?

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Mark Stephens

System Architect and Lead Developer at IDRSolutions
Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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About Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

One thought on “JavaOne 2013 – Is Mac the top Java development platform?

  1. Waddle

    The question is : do the speakers still do some development ?

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