Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:58 UTC, submitted by Alex Forster
Legal We're far from done with the Oracle v. Google lawsuit. The search giant has responded to the lawsuit, and Miguel De Icaza has provided a very interesting insight into the case. His report has been confirmed by James Gosling, known as the father of Java who left Sun right after the merger. Icaza speculates that the potential to monetise on Java by suing Google was pitched by Jonathan Schwartz during Sun's sales talks with Oracle. Oh boy.
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Ada is the way to go
by rom508 on Sat 14th Aug 2010 11:39 UTC
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The reason why Java is so widespread is due to massive amounts of money Sun spent on developing/marketing the Java brand.

From a technical perspective, I personally think Java is too bloated and over-engineered. Java makes sense only to companies like Sun/Oracle that sell expensive hardware to satisfy Java's run-time overheads.

Ada is extensively used in safety-critical systems and is a very modern (compared to good old C) programming language. It is safe, fast and has support for object-oriented programming.

With the recent controversies around Java, I think people should at least give Ada a try. It is difficult not to like Ada, because it's well structured and supported robust software development principles.

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