Sun came a lot closer to a promise of open sourcing Java on the first day of JavaOne this year, but meanwhile plenty else is finding its way to the community. Find out about where Java is going in Mustang and Dolphin, what was hot at NetBeans Day, what you can get today in the Java EE 5 edition, and why Borland, among many others, is talking a lot about supporting the heterogeneous open source stack.
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Locked in a game of leap frog with rival Google, Microsoft offers developers a carrot in the form of better community in order to put the momentum back behind its own mapping software engine.
Much like traditional mobile applications, multimodal applicationswhich allow user input through a variety of methods, including voice and motionhave already put down deep roots in the global marketplace. Wise developers will stay on top of this trend as well as the development of the XML-based languages that facilitate multimodal input.