Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Java language EOL

via InfoQ, link to the original ThoughtWorks paper:

The authors mention the fact that Java has been slow in adopting new features lately, the initiative being taken by other languages built on JVM, “languages such as Groovy, JRuby, Scala and Clojure.” They expect enterprises to “begin to assess the suitability of reducing the amount of Java-specific code developed in their enterprise applications in favor of these newer languages.” Because of that, the authors suggest assessing the end of Java as a programming language.
This boils down to closures. If you start a new project, you could start with a project which allows you to do much more then just java. Related presentation: Language Parity: Closures & JVM.

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