It's been an eventful week in the world of Java. Yet again, a big announcement has given cause for reflection. As you're all now well aware, IBM, in response to an "olive branch" from Oracle, has decided to back OpenJDK instead of Apache Harmony. Certainly, there are developers, including some at IBM who've been working diligently on Harmony, who are disappointed by this news. But I think it's actually a good move.
As much as Harmony may have represented what is good and fair in the world of Java, it's been supplanted by... [More]