After the fourth anniversary of Oracle’s acquisition of sun, InfoWorld interviewed James Gosling, the father of Java, and Gosling commented on Oracle’s handling of sun technology one by one.
|Solaris||F-||Dead. Licensing costs are too high, trying to use Solaris is a crazy idea and behavior, and there is no point in providing hardware by Oracle, I have to switch all my Solaris systems to Linux. It makes me cry.|
|Java||B+||To my surprise, Oracle handles Java very well. However, in terms of how to deal with security issues, Oracle may have some “growing pains”.|
|MySQL||C||MySQL is not dead yet, but it is rapidly losing the interest of developers, and may be gradually replaced by MySQL branches and NoSQL.|
|SPARC||N/A||It’s hard to evaluate. There were many problems before Oracle acquisition.|
|GlassFish application server||B-||It develops rapidly, but the promotion is not effective.|
|NetBeans||B-||The developers of NetBeans have done a good job, covering the new API, with good evaluation and usage. But Oracle doesn’t seem to realize the value of the treasure they have. Tools are a great way to influence the developer community, but Oracle doesn’t seem to understand that.|
James Gosling grades Oracle’s handling of sun’s technology