Apple hyping java...
todd.blanchard at cacheon.com
Fri Mar 29 22:05:59 UTC 2002
Relax, its marketing.
Internally, Apple does everything in ObjectiveC. They view it as a sort
of secret weapon though. The Java stuff is to get the J-Heads over to
the Mac. Once there, I believe it is hoped they will look around at the
Cocoa stuff and maybe give it a whirl. If they do, they'll be hooked.
Also, in their defense, squeak is not a production platform.
Specifically, the UI kit is raw (not that swing is all that good) and
quirky. Squeak has a great deal of potential that I feel remains
untapped, primarily because its been a reasearch platform. People try
things, they learn things, maybe they clean some of it up, but mostly
they move on and try new things.
Oh yeah, Java SUCKS.
I am trying to see if I like bistro though...
From: Stephan B. Wessels [mailto:swessels at one.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 6:40 AM
To: Squeak mailing list
Subject: Apple hyping java...
Help me I'm going to puke...
>From the article at
"Apple views Java as being the technology that enables people to develop
and deploy applications across multiple platforms.
"We chose Java because we believe that no matter how big a company or
what kind of organization you are, you're going to have a heterogeneous
network with many different platforms sitting on it on many devices.
"Java is the leader in this space right now - in fact, it's probably the
only player in the space for providing a cross-platform technology. And
that's why Apple chose to support Java in OS X - because Apple believes
that Java is the glue binding all these systems together"
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