Now, in the face of that resurgence, it's receiving first-class treatment from Oracle, which became owner of the Java language when it acquired Sun Microsystems Inc.
Not forgetting Java, Oracle also announced new versions of its frameworks for that language, including the Oracle Application Development Framework and the Oracle Mobile Application Framework. The former targets Java-based Web development, with extended support to create responsive UIs and the publication and consumption of REST/JSON services. The mobile app framework, meanwhile, is aimed at on-device apps running on multiple mobile OSes, adding functionality designed to increase the performance of iOS and Android apps, sporting new UI capabilities and other features.
Oracle also announced simplified PaaS solutions for business users, including the Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service that lets non-coders easily create Web apps via a browser-based environment, and Oracle Mobile Application Accelerator, another browser-based tool that uses services from the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service to help business analysts create on-device mobile apps.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.