Rethinking the Java GUI

Simon Phipps, Sun's chief technology evangelist, likens Java to a baby duck. "When Java technology was born, it looked around, saw a Web browser and thought it was an applet," he jokes. His point: Java was miscast as a mobile and portable GUI. Its real mission in life was to become a platform for network services. I thought so too, from the moment I created my first servlet five years ago. [Full story at]

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