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+ - The Coming War Over the Future of Java-> 1

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snydeq writes "Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister writes about what could be the end of the Java Community Process as we know it. With the Apache Software Foundation declaring war on Oracle over Java, the next likely step would be a vote of no confidence in the JCP, which, if the ASF can convince enough members to follow suit, 'could effectively unravel the Java community as a whole,' McAllister writes, with educators, academics, and researchers having little incentive to remain loyal to an Oracle-controlled platform. 'Independent developers could face the toughest decisions of all. Even if the JCP dissolves, many developers will be left with few alternatives,' with .Net offering little advantage, and Perl, Python, and Ruby unable to match Java's performance. The dark horse? Google Go — a language Google might just fast-track in light of its patent suit with Oracle over Android."
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The Coming War Over the Future of Java

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  • People say a lot of things about Java: it's verbose, its old-school, its not fast enough etc....

    Although I've been developing in java for quite a few years I might agree with most criticisms...

    So why Java? Why not just jump ship to the "cool" new languages (scala,go,python,ruby,etc)?

    Two words: community, libraries

    The community of java developers is huge which means some (if not most) of the brightest programming is still done in java (or at least in JVM based languages). Access to this body of knowledge all

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