Two days ago, at a one-day mini-conference in The Netherlands, I had the great honour of speaking with Brian Goetz. He talked about the future of Java, Project Coin, Concurrency, Fork-Join and Lambda-Expressions and I asked him about the Oracle takeover, Java on mobile, the departure of James Gosling and why Oracle is getting so much bad press lately. Here's an abstract of this very interesting day!
For those of you that don't know, Brian Goetz is a Senior Java Language Architect at Oracle, working on the development of the Java language and platform. This development hasn't had much progress in recent years, because of Sun almost going out of business, but now that Oracle has taken over Sun, there seems to be much more perspective for the development of Java, with a clearly laid-out roadmap and well-specified plans.
You can read the entire article at: http://www.zenbi.nl/en/blog_a_talk_with_brian_goetz_on_the_future_of_java.php