The star of JavaOne is … JavaScript?

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Java and JavaScript are two very different programming languages, albeit with similar names. Java is generally associated with enterprise application development and the Android mobile platform. JavaScript, meanwhile, is the lingua franca of Web development. But JavaScript apparently has captured the attention of Java steward Oracle in a big way. 

Perhaps out of fear that Java developers could end up switching to JavaScript development or simply recognizing the interest in both platforms, Oracle is making accommodations for JavaScript at its JavaOne technical conference in San Francisco next month. The industry’s top Java get-together will feature a multitude of sessions covering JavaScript, including:

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