Linked by snydeq on Thu 9th Sep 2010 18:29 UTC
Java Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister sees recent experiments enabling a resurgence for JavaScript on the server, one likely to dent Java's role in the data center. 'Today, projects such as CommonJS and Node.js are extending JavaScript even further, allowing it to take on Java's traditional role in the data center. In a fascinating role reversal, JavaScript is becoming the versatile, powerful, all-purpose language for the Web, while Java risks becoming a kind of modern-day Cobol," McAllister writes. And though such experiments have a ways to go, the benefits of JavaScript as a server-side language are clear and striking.
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Comment by wigginz
by wigginz on Thu 9th Sep 2010 20:37 UTC
wigginz
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2006-03-03

Java will always be powerful in the enterprise where middle-ware, high availability and solid data persistence are an absolute must.

I do see JavaScript taking over on the webapp side though, it's so easy to write and rapidly test that it's a great choice. I just wish the JavaScript source model was as organized as Java. I always feel so messy doing a project in JavaScript.

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RE: Comment by wigginz
by google_ninja on Fri 10th Sep 2010 01:38 in reply to "Comment by wigginz"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

There is nothing keeping you from namespacing your functions in javascript, or using more then one file.

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RE: Comment by wigginz
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 10th Sep 2010 02:30 in reply to "Comment by wigginz"
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2005-11-09

For Java to "always" be that, it needs to trim down its libraries, align its framework better, make better development tools, get better application servers, and stop being such a resource hog.

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RE[2]: Comment by wigginz
by gangsta on Fri 10th Sep 2010 04:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by wigginz"
gangsta Member since:
2005-07-10

Eclipse, NetBeans, and IDEA aren't good?

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