“I ran starry-eyed into the arms of Java 9 years ago. I build enterprise Java applications in my sad day job. I think I can speak with authority to Java’s failings. Both authors of the original documents made claims of ‘solution’. I assert that all software exists for the end-user, and a ‘solution’ that helps the developer, or requires arcane knowledge, solves nothing. Toolkits that allow developers to rapidly create portable code are a necessity to meet business and user needs.” Interesting editorial by C.C. Hovey.