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.

JavaOne 2013 – Is Mac the top Java development platform?

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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?

If you want more information on JavaOne 2013 and further coverage of the entire event check out our JavaOne 2013 Series Index, which covers everything that is happening and is constantly updated, keep checking back for new info!

 

 

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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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