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[3]: Ada is the way to go
by pgeorgi on Sun 15th Aug 2010 16:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ada is the way to go"
pgeorgi
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2010-02-18

Sure, but the appeal of Java is that you don't have to write those libraries, but merely use them (that this isn't efficient or convenient in lots of cases is nothing PHBs have to care about)

The other appeal is that bricklayers are cheaper than architects.

Until these are fixed, Ada won't surpass Java. And I fear it's easier to fix it by writing those libraries than by removing the real problem (the PHBs) - but still a nearly unsurmountable task.

But you're free to try, of course ;-)

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