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.
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.
This looks like a truly useful project management tool for JIRA. Check it out at: http://www.atlassian.com/software/greenhopper/
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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
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!