Friday, April 2, 2010

Coming back to my senses...

In case someone happens upon my last post not realizing that it was April Fools Day, I just want to take a quick moment to clear the air...

I think that Java/JVM is one of the most fascinating language / technology of today. There is an incredible amount of innovation happening in the arena, and I don't forsee this changing anytime soon. There has been plenty of other languages out there whose claims of being the "Java Killer", has been proven false over time. I am not knocking those other languages - there are some very attractive features of those languages. I am just acknowledging the fact that after those claims, Java/JVM is still around. Not to mention there are plenty of companies who have an incredibly amount invested in the Java/JVM technology.

For these reasons and more, I think that Java is going to be around for quite a while.

3 comments:

Jeremy D. Frens said...

If it hadn't been for your last paragraph in the previous post ("I just can't believe that I have wasted this much time of my career in Java."), I might have believed it. Very funny.

Belteshazzar Mouse said...

I am always fascinated by the "better language" argument. I am still waiting for COBOL to die (really). I remember the "COBOL is dead" arguments from the 1980's. Anyone who thinks it has breathed its last is ignorant or arrogant.

So many of the new languages consist of ill-conceived conveniences for programmers and do not address good utility and language design. I thought we learned our lessons from COBOL and BASIC, but we are destined to repeat our mistakes.

edwardbeckettx said...

First time visiting your blog coming straight from the javaworld article I almost cried ... ;-)