ONJava.com: ONJava: 2005 Year in Review: "ONJava: 2005 Year in Review
by Chris Adamson
You might argue that 2005 was a slow year for Java. After all, there was no major release from Sun, either of Java SE (Mustang is expected in mid-2006) or of J2EE (5.0 continues on track for an early-2006 release). As we noticed in our coverage of JavaOne 2005, the conference was one of road maps, not releases. And after an uptick last year, Java book sales are off 4 percent this year, according to BookScan data cited in a Tim O'Reilly blog entry."