Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz was the first onstage, and Sun co-founder Scott McNealy got a standing ovation; but Oracle CEO was the the true star of this morning’s opening keynote at JavaOne.
Ellison reassured attendees that he and Oracle are behind Java 100%, stating that all of Oracle’s product — except its SQL database — are based on Java. “We are going to continue to invest and accelerate our investment” in Java, Ellison declared.
For on-the-spot commentary, I turned to TheServerSide.com’s top editor, Peter Varhol. In this video, he discusses the keynote’s highlights, including announcements of new products like JavaFX 1.2, Java SE 1.6_14, and Ellison’s big pitch for JavaFX.