Re: future of java

Lew <>
Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:27:57 -0400
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can any 1 give the future of java [sic] over other technologies. i [sic] m doing
my final year mca. i [sic] need to specialize in any technology

Don't use leetspeek. There's not much future in Java for the illiterate.

I'll trade you. You give me the future of the economy and I'll give you the
future of Java.

Oh, wait, my crystal ball is warming up. Let me check.

(checking ...)

Java will continue to be strong for the next several years. Several companies
and government organizations are finally upgrading to Java 5 just in time for
it to be declared obsolete. There is huge lock-in to Java in many larger
organizations, despite some attempts to infiltrate .Net / C#. Java remains a
vibrant technology, mostly in server-side and micro-device applications. Java
7 might screw all that up when people finally start to use it some time after
its official introduction next year. Or it might boost it.

Short- to medium-term prospects for Java remain strong. The longer-term
outlook depends on when the radically new paradigm for programming that will
completely blow away object-orientation comes out.


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