Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 28th Jul 2006 18:28 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft is leaving Java in the dust, but the company still has room to grow in the developer arena, a key executive said. Speaking at the Microsoft FAM (Financial Analyst Meeting) on July 27 in Redmond, Wash., Bob Muglia, Microsoft's senior vice president of Server and Tools business, said Microsoft's .Net platform has outpaced Java, particularly the Java Enterprise Edition, over the past five years to become the development platform of choice for enterprise development.
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Java is Dead! Long Live Java!
by slashdev on Fri 28th Jul 2006 22:16 UTC
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This happens every few years, people predict that Java is dead. Java isnt going anywhere. Its like predicting that Microsoft Windows will go away tomorrow. There are ALOT of java applications out there, new ones are being created every day. Sun made huge leaps with Java 1.5 (Java 5), and Java EE 5 is an Amazing leap from 1.4. Java is no longer slow on the desktop (hasnt been since 1.4...check out NetBeans), Java Enterprise is getting much better with the support of Annotations and Generics (just to name a few things......)

Personally, the only thing i could see "killing" Java (and .NET for that matter) are these scripting languages that are poping up....Java was suppose to support scripting too, but i havent heard alot from beanshell. Ruby, Python, PHP have really evolved faster than expected, Many of their features rival anything done with the compiled languages! (RubyonRails now supports transactions, dynamic data object validation, object mutations, advanced object listeners, object messaging).....I wonder if EJB 3.0 will support some kind of dynamic scripting...

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