What's Java's Future?
Feb 03, 2010, 21:32 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)
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"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
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