Linked by Adam S on Thu 26th Jun 2008 18:58 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Java Now that Java has a fully open sourced implementation in RedHat's IcedTea, Neil McAllister questions whether an open Java even matters: "Even as Java has stretched outward to embrace more concepts and technologies - adding APIs and language features as it goes - newer, more lightweight tools have appeared that do most of what Java aims to do. And they often do it better."
Permalink for comment 320320
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by ashcrow on Fri 27th Jun 2008 00:26 UTC
Member since:

Yes it matters ... but most new exciting (open) projects don't flock to it like they use to. A few years back it was all the rage to use Java, and a little less than 10 years ago it was even sexy.

Today it seems to be ruby(and jruby), python(and ironpython/jython), .Net(and mono).

It matters, but a lot like COBOL matters. I myself am happy to not be using it any longer but that is my personal preference :-).

Reply Score: 2