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Roedy Green
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:39 am    Post subject: Sun Job Cuts Reply with quote



Sun is laying off 6000 people or 18% of the workforce. Its servers are
used in the financial industry. I gather this means Java will go into
hibernation for a while.

I hope this blows over soon.
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Cork Soaker
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Sun Job Cuts Reply with quote



Roedy Green wrote:
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Sun is laying off 6000 people or 18% of the workforce. Its servers are
used in the financial industry. I gather this means Java will go into
hibernation for a while.




Isn't most the contribution to Java from outside Sun?
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Roedy Green
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: Sun Job Cuts Reply with quote



On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 17:29:30 +0000, Cork Soaker
<Thunderbird (AT) Hardy (DOT) invalid> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone
who said :

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Isn't most the contribution to Java from outside Sun?

The most used compilers and run times are from Sun. The major class
libraries all come from Sun.

There an abundance of template engines/frameworks and database engines
from third parties.

I suspect all these goodies will be drying up. Corporations will be
pulling in their horns all over.

Everything as it is exists will still be there, but don't expect much
in the way of improvements or bug fixes.

Java might get a boost simply because competition and ease of
migration will make for lower server prices. Sun too could do better
than the competition if AC power prices rise again since they
researched in the direction of better bang per watt.

Right now oil prices have dropped to 1/3 of what they were in
anticipation of reduced demand. That should mean lower AC power
prices too. I don't think that will last much longer. All that has to
happen is for OPEC to cut back the supply to meet the demand. There is
still no competition.
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Roedy Green Canadian Mind Products
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Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
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