Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Jul 2006 09:08 UTC, submitted by Alex Helder
Java Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is not going to survive as a major standard programming model in the next five years, predicts Richard Monson-Haefel, senior analyst with the Burton Group, and SOA is part of the reason.
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>we were a pure microsoft shop and when
>.net came out, we decided to go the
>Java route feeling it had a brighter

Sounds your shop struggles with the same flaw that ours does. We have nasty habit of being reactive to technology(on the order of 5-7 years), rather than striving to stay at least somewhere in the general vacinity of the curve.
Mind you J2EE isn't something that you can just pick up over night, but our company is getting ready to deploy it's first pure J2EE solution. In our case, it's that or a giant home-grown framework, so, in some sense of course, the choice was clear, as long as we were staying with java(though not necessarily, I admit.)

The point is, this happens every 7-10 years and a smart organization of any size would do well to have already made in-roads into Rails (or a couple of other alternatives). I'm not talking about doing an about face and deploying one's entire product line into Ruby. Tech shops should, however, be able to turn on a quarter or fifty-cent piece if not a dime.

I feel for ya. I really do. I feel for me.

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