Java’s Future Exist in the Enterprise

January 28, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

This comes as no surprise to me as in my opinion the primary strength of Java lies with it’s enterprise abilities.

Forrester’s authors say that its report, “The Future of Java,” is not a Java obituary. Java is still dominant in the enterprise but no programming language has retained a central position through multiple platform changes. Java will evolve just as Assembler, C and COBOL did. More so, the core message here is for application developers and how applications are distributed.

Oracle controls the future of Java but its road map has been accepted and that means no major disruptions for enterprise customers. But it’s clear that Java is no longer the center for technology innovation. The innovation is now on the platforms and with Ruby and open environments such as HTML 5.

via Why The Future of Java is with Large Customers, not Innovative, Young Developers.

Is Java Losing Appeal?

October 18, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

My theory goes like this: Good java developers are hard to find because fewer and fewer of them are being created. New developers are not choosing java to “cut their teeth” on. And I suspect that coming from whatever they are coming from, java doesn’t look appealing.

via I think I figured out why good Java developers are so hard to find « I love groovy.

The excerpt above came from a blog post I read this morning. It made me ask the question: Is Java on it’s way to being phased out by newer JVM languages? Read more

GreenHopper: Agile Project Management for JIRA

July 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This looks like a truly useful project management tool for JIRA. Check it out at:

JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2010

July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tomorrow is the last day for early-bird registration discounts.

JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2010

Best Practices: Avoid Returning Null

June 9, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

I recall the first oddity that struck me about Java programming is that it seems common practice to test returned objects for null. I find it frustrating and inefficient to scatter if conditions throughout my code just to see if I have a valid object instance returned.  Read more

Poll: Which MVC Framework Do You Use?

April 30, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

At work we’re looking into swapping out Struts with a different MVC framework. I’m curious as to which frameworks are most in use today. Please complete the poll below and feel free to post comments/recommendations on the subject. Share the link and spread the word, the more data received the better!
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