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Oracle threatens to kill Java

Recently, it was reported that Oracle had stopped the development of Java Enterprise Edition which is, popular server-side platform for running Java applications. Java is the most popular language and is embedded with thousands of enterprise apps where customers had invested their time and money. The company had pulled off the funding and had also asked the developers to work on their other projects.

Decisions happened in the company were much opaque as the reason for this freeze is not yet revealed, and even the employees were not aware of such move. Before some period of time, Oracle also cut the cord of project which it couldn’t monetize and also restricted the open source project access for them. Global IT organizations are much reliant on Java and hence these would be very difficult for them.

Java is used by Google in Android language which seems to be the reason of this quarrels by Oracle. Oracle had spoiled its loyalty in whole java community towards java platform. As it is the open sourced platform, the entire java ecosystem is dependent on Oracle since more than 2 decades. Now, this would result in the slow updates and of course, security would matter the most, hence there will be the need to replace the millions of servers with Java EE embedded components. More dispute would arise due to it, which may result in the separation of oracle and java.

Oracle developed a very bad reputation amongst the developer’s community. Oracle also closed the button on development efforts into community-driven technologies like Open Solaris and OpenOffice.org. But, it is revealed that Oracle also had several reasons for not cutting the relations with Java. Oracle’s own software and services are dependent on Java, which leads to more than 70% of the revenue. If Oracle pulls up the ties with Java EE than, Oracle itself would be in heavy revenue loss. Additionally, Java had also invested much time, efforts and money for java programming language. Seeing all these issues, it seems that, Oracle would source Java EE as a third party developer keeping the standards of Java SE.

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Hiren is an IT business consultant and blogger. His expertise includes diverse technology platforms, like Microsoft, Java, PHP, SharePoint, Open Source, Big Data, BI, and Mobile.