“The Java Store is a consumer-focused storefront for distributing Java applications. The Java Store lets consumers discover and safely acquire community-provided applications, Sun said,” Taft reports.
In an email to developers participating in the Java Store Beta Program, Sun listed three new features in the Java Store:
• New user interface – the latest release of the Java Store Beta delivers an enhanced look-and-feel and easier navigation.
• Create a Java Store account – account creation enables customization of your Java Store experience, among other benefits.
• Payment – you can buy applications in the Java Store. Purchases can be made using PayPal. The Simplified Payment option makes buying a quick and easy experience.
Taft reports, “In an interview with eWEEK in June, James Gosling, the creator of the Java language and champion of Sun’s Java Store, said if the Java Store realizes its potential it will make the Apple’s App Store look like a ’rounding error.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Besides the fact that Sun itself is now a “rounding error” that’s being subsumed into Oracle, it’s ironic that the creator of a memory-hogging overly verbose programming language chooses to speak in clipped hyperbolic Ballmeresque soundbites.
What’s not ironic is that if you’ve looked up “hyperbole” in the dictionary at any time during the past decade and a half, you’ve seen Java’s steaming pile of sh…, uh, coffee logo leading off the entry.