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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RE: Ada is the way to go
by pgeorgi on Sun 15th Aug 2010 06:38 UTC in reply to "Ada is the way to go"
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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.

By now, the reason why Java is so widespread is that it's a relatively safe language to program with a huge amount of libraries available for just about every scenario businesses might need.

That is, Lego for programmers. Just without the fun.

It's not about languages or execution models anymore, but about the availability of components that can be plugged together. Perl survives through CPAN for the same reason.
Where's such a thing for Ada?

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