The 2011 Year in Software

I found this Developer World article interesting.   Neil Mcallister recounts the year's events in "Near Misses and Lost Opportunities: Application Development in 2011.

Highllights include:

  • Java soldiered on, despite rumors that
    • the Apache Foundation might quit the JCP
    • Oracle postulated to be gunning to dismantle the JCP
    • (neither of which happened).
  • Oracle vs Google and the Apache Software Foundation regarding potential Oracle intellectual property rights to Android.
  • Googles 'GO' operating system (to debut in 2012)
  • HP's struggle with the WebOS purchased with the Palm acquisition.

While the article doesn't expound greatly on the issues, it brings them to light as worthy of further research.

About the Author

Remi Pelletier

Remi Pelletier has been the president of the Richmond Java Users' Group since 2007. He is a Java developer working for Dominion's Natural Gas Transmission business. Remi has stepped down from his RJUG duties because of health concerns. We are working to fill a number of administrative and operational positions.