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What's Java's Future?

Feb 03, 2010, 21:32 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"With all of the screaming about the fate of MySQL under Oracle's thumb, there's been far less discussion about a much more important software project now under their control: Java.

"Java’s development as a language has been effectively stalled for years now. Other languages, better suited to the kind of rapid-fire development pace needed today, are eclipsing it. Worse, Oracle doesn’t have the kind of track record with software development to make people think they’d be able to drag Java development – currently treading water – back onto dry land.

"Oracle probably doesn’t want Java to become a relic of an earlier age. But they’ve got their work cut out for them."

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