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Java™ Application Development on Linux® by Michael Schwarz, Carl Albing

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Chapter 24. Parting Shots

We try to wrap this whole thing up, talk about the future, and beg for your help.

The Future’s So Bright, I Squint and Look Confused

Our crystal ball is a bit foggy, though. Linux is a moving target, and so is Java. In a twist of fate that few could have predicted, the Mono project has a .NET development platform for Linux (and, in fact, for most UNIX-like operating systems). Sun has been talking about open-sourcing Java. [1] New languages and tools emerge all the time. Heck, Geronimo popped up during the research and writing of this very book, while JBoss was the first to pass the Compatibility Test Suite for J2EE. Two minor and one major Java release happened during the writing of this book. A major Linux kernel release ...

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