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Looks like Java's future is secure

Based on this recent article, it look like Java isn't going anywhere for a while:
<http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20100330/tc_nf/72477>
"Java To Flourish
"... Sun's Java products appear poised to continue to flourish. In a recent 
report on Oracle's road map for Java, IDC estimated that Java will maintain a 
close and busy relationship with eight million developers worldwide -- right 
across its many varieties and supported form factors. IDC analysts also note 
that Oracle has forged its entire software strategy around the Java platform."

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You are only describing a snapshot in time.  The same things were said about 
Smalltalk in 1996:

http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/software-services-applications-programming/7122918-1.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=vDoEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28&dq=smalltalk+idc+future&source=bl&ots=NMP4Y-xU--&sig=H2JpLziC4Zy4S_QBNAryYlsyxoY&hl=en&ei=Z7i6S8ybLsX6lwet4PDDBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=smalltalk%20idc%20future&f=false

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geoff
4/6/2010 4:39:54 AM
On Sun, 04 Apr 2010 17:30:07 -0400, Lew <noone@lewscanon.com> wrote,
quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

>"... Sun's Java products appear poised to continue to flourish. In a recent 
>report on Oracle's road map for Java, IDC estimated that Java will maintain a 
>close and busy relationship with eight million developers worldwide -- right 
>across its many varieties and supported form factors. IDC analysts also note 
>that Oracle has forged its entire software strategy around the Java platform."

Oracle is sort of like COBOL.  It has great staying power because it
would be prohibitively expensive for Fortune 500 companies to start
over.  They might consider doing a brand new project with something
else, but those projects are rare.  Nearly everything must hook into
what has already been done. Java is not nearly so much of a lockin
since so many other languages can use the JVM libraries. These
languages tend to me more loose than Java. If anything I think
business will be looking for something even stricter than Java, with
ideas from Eiffel and Ada, with innovation in IDEs/SCIDs to improve
productivity.

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4/7/2010 5:19:05 AM
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