Merry Christmas Everyone!

It's been a pretty amazing year for Java:
  • A Great JavaOne... Growing and exciting. It's great to have the bubble years fading into the past.
  • The most important part of JavaOne - the t-shirt hurling contest - was a huge amout of fun. Remember to be thinking of ideas for your entry next year.
  • 4.5M Developers, 1.5 billion devices. Whoo hoo!
  • J2SE 5.0 (Tiger) FCSed. It's the most sweeping update of Java ever
  • 5M+ downloads of J2EE
  • Netbeans 3.6, and 4.0 (fabulous! Come out from the dark and take it for a spin!)
  • Java Studio Creator and Java Studio Enterprise 7 shipped.
  • We finally settled all of our litigation with Microsoft. No more legal distractions! No more long meetings with lawyers!
December 21, 2004