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CNET News: Is Java Getting Better with Age?

Jan 09, 2006, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

"Q: There is this ongoing discussion about the merits of Java as a programming language. Many people say that scripting languages are replacing Java. So, is Java's use waning? Is it aging ungracefully? Is it getting old and crusty?

"Gosling: Well, there's a part of me that actually wishes that was true--that would make my life a lot easier. But from everything I see, things like survey data from Evans Data, and just the enormous uptake we keep getting of Java and all the related technologies around it, there's no detectable slowdown..."

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