JavaOne 2010 heralded the first edition of the Java platform topevent with Oracle as the steward of Java's future. And it would appear to be a stewardship with a strong grip on that future, as Java's newest roadmap seems to suggest.
It was actually quite impressive to find on one of the first slides by Thomas Kurian, v-p product development, references to topics that have long been time points of contention in the Java universe. 'Project Coin', about productivity with more concise code! 'Project Lambda', closures for Java! 'Project Jigsaw', the modular Java Platform! Suddenly they popped up in the roadmap as if they were a 'done thing'.