Today, Sun announced their quarterly earnings, and Jonathan blogged about it (http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/). They weren't the greatest in terms of revenue and profit; in fact, revenue was down, and they reported a loss. However, they did something that I predicted they would do in a blog back in August (see here). They broke out their software number as a separate part of their revenue. This is key, because it tells you two things:
1 - Software continues to be a growth area in general; even in an economic slowdown; even for companies recently in decline.
2 - Java can make you a lot of money.
So, pay attention to Sun's Java numbers (see here) and understand the business model. As a Java developer, it could become very important to your bottom-line, also.
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