Just noticed on The Server Side an announcement regarding the "Developer.com Product of the Year 2006 Winners". As you can see for yourself, JSF (Java Server Faces), Ant, Eclipse and Eclipse are the tools and technologies to look out for. As is J(2)EE 5 (JSR 244). Best open source products: OpenOffice and FireFox. Best database is MySQL 5.0… The awards are decided upon by the readers of Developer.com. By the way: Microsoft won an award too. For best .NET product.
Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.