A conference attendee emphasized his preference for the Java SE 7 platform over the actual Java language itself. "I think what they offer [with the Java language] is good, but it's mostly cosmetic. You have things like Scala that will offer you much better return," said Tommy Chheng, lead engineer at Qwiki, which offers machine-generated information visualization.
Also at the event, officials at Red Hat said in an interview that JBoss Application Server 7, which is an open source community project, is due next month, featuring accommodations for multi-core processors, fast startup and a modular design. "We're getting a tenfold increase in startup time performance," said Daniel Allen, Red Hat principal software engineer. A remote Web administration console is featured also. Intended for developers and the community at large, version 7 serves as a precursor to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, which is geared for enterprise usage and is due early next year.
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