• How Java Evolves
  • The Future: Java 1.5 "Tiger"
  • What the Java Platform Needs
  • New Devices and the Java Games Profile (JSR 134)
  • Summary

Writing about "the future" in a printed text is a bit silly. The future is rarely what someone predicts it to be: Some predictions will come to pass, others won't, and some things will happen that no one can expect. By the time some people read this, the so-called "future" will have already passed by and the world will be radically different. But this chapter isn't only about the future at the time of writing; it's also about what you can do to help shape the future of the Java platform. This chapter covers three aspects of the future: how Java evolves, what's going to happen to Java, and what changes Java needs to make developing games in Java better.