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.

Is Apple ditching Java

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There has been a lot of fuss this week about Apple’s plans to stop java development on the Mac platform. It appears that it will stop development in the next release of OS X (Codenamed Lion).

I have a Mac laptop and it is great as a development platform but it’s Java support has not been as good as it could be. We have had to write quite a lot of code to handle specific Mac issues. So I quite often end up developing in Linux using Vmware Fusion. But it is important to have Java on the Mac. Maybe Oracle will release a version? And if Apple are killing off Flash and Java for the Mac, what options does that leave for software development?

James Gosling has a vocal opinion on this. What do you think?

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.

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