Just read this article on Techcrunch: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/20/sun-prepares-ria-resurgence-with-new-java-release/
According to the article:
Update 10 comes with two major consumer-facing improvements: a smaller footprint and enhanced speed.
This is great news for Plura, because it means 2 things:
- Affiliates should see a boost in # of WUs, and thus higher payments, with the new release.
- Customers should be able to complete computations faster.
Also interesting is Sun’s claim that 91% of PCs have Java on them. We estimated that percentage to be much lower, which had us looking into Flash as an alternate platform for the client. It’s pretty clear that Java is the way to go for us right now (we’ll have to see how fast Silverlight is adopted and if Adobe ever decides to make Flash multi-threaded…).