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Java is Becoming the New Cobol

Jan 02, 2008, 19:00 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Snyder)

"Java, the oldest new programming language around, is falling out of favor with developers. When it comes to developing the increasingly common rich Internet applications, Java is losing ground to Ruby on Rails, PHP, AJAX and other cool new languages. And there are even reports that Microsoft’s .Net, of all things, is pushing Java out of the enterprise. Makes you wonder whether Sun was smart to change its stock-ticker code to JAVA last summer.

"Simply put, developers are saying that Java slows them down..."

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