Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

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?

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Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

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