The cat is finally out of the proverbial bag. Details here “soon”.
Edit: Man, was I (and a lot of the Web) wrong. Sun and Google hold a major press conference to announce, get ready to sit down for this, the Google Toolbar with Java Runtime Environment (JRE). I really have to say this is the biggest “nothing” announcement I’ve seen in a while. While I respect the guys at Sun and Google, do you really think Jonathan’s Schwartz statement “_the world is about to change this week” _is accurate?
I’d be really interested to see how much of Google is running using Java, but I suspect the vast majority is actually in C++. As a company they used to be technology agnostic, some examples below
- The Google Toolbar, the piece they’re distributing with the JRE is written in C++, not Java
- The Google Deskbar is written using the .NET Framework 1.1
- Orkut is written in ASP.NET
Will there be a more compelling announcement in the future? Let’s hope so