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What does it mean by Support for Web 2.0 Development in Java SE 6?

 
Ashik Uzzaman
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Last December Sun released Java SE 6. One of features of Java SE 6 was noted as support for Web 2.0 development. After reading David Brown's article, I cant claim that I have understood clearly .

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The Java SE 6 software helps accelerate developer innovation for web-based, dynamic and online collaboration applications by including a new framework and developer APIs to allow mixing of Java technology with dynamically typed languages, such as PHP, Python, Ruby and JavaScript� technology. Sun has also created a collection of scripting engines at: http://scripting.dev.java.net and pre-configured the Rhino JavaScript engine in the Java SE 6 platform. In addition, the Java SE 6 software includes a full web services client stack and supports the latest web services specifications, such as JAX-WS 2.0, JAXB 2.0, STAX and JAXP.


What does it mean by Support for Web 2.0 Development in Java SE 6?
 
Ulf Dittmer
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I think Sun is just trying to jump on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. There's nothing in Java 6 that makes the class of applications labelled "Web 2.0" in particular easier to develop. Maybe they're trying to say that Java 6 makes it easier to develop Web 2.0 stuff because Java is better now, and since Java can be used to implement Web 2.0 stuff in general, it supports it better. I see no close connection between supporting a scripting language API and Web 2.0.
 
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