Here is something for you.
WARNING: NOT for those with a weak heart, may cause a heart-attack!!!
Sources very close to Sun have reported that the company is pulling support for Java after the JDK 1.4 release. They have been working for the past two years on a replacement for Java (to compete with the more efficient C# from Microsoft). Sources say that the current development name is C* (or "C Star"). It includes true pointer notation and can either be interpreted or compiled. Many developers inside Sun have reported that the new language is a mix of C++, Cobol, ADA and RPG. It is due to be announced along with Java's demise sometime in the third quarter. As far as Java's future, there are rumors that Sun may turn Java into something like "GNU Java" for the open market.
I read this here: http://www.javalobby.org/discussion/showThreaded/frm/javalobby?folderId=20&discussionId=10498
So guys, what do you think. If this IS TRUE, then maybe after 2 years, boolean Java.isHot() will result in... FALSE? or boolean Java.exists() will result in False?
Or maybe after 2 years, if someone with a SCJP goes to an employer, will the employer shout "show me where is Java. Show Me Where Is Java. SHow ME WHere IS JAva. SHOW ME WHERE IS JAVA. SHOW ME WHERE IS JAVA. SHOW ME WHERE IS JAVA. SHOW ME WHERE IS JAVA. SHOW ME WHERE IS JAVA...
And what should the guy say to the employer... yes you guessed it "Show me the money, and I shall show you my C# certificate!!! SHOW ME THE MONEY. SHOW ME THE MONEY. SHOW ME THE MONEY. SHOW ME THE MONEY. SHOW ME THE MONEY. SHOW ME THE MONEY. SHOW ME THE MONEY. SHOW ME THE MONEY..."
And this sentence - "It is due to be announced along with Java's demise sometime in the third quarter." Ummm... let's pretend for the sake of argument that Sun plans to completely stop all support of Java sometime this year. (Yeah, right.) Do you really think that anyone would be talking about it now yet they'd schedule an announcement about it for the THIRD QUARTER? They'd either announce something NOW, or they'd avoid saying anything at all until they knew for sure. There's no way that anyone who was actually in a position to know anything about Sun's plans would let anything like this slip out this far in advance, or that such information could be remotely reliable.
Moreover, if Sun stopped putting out new support for Java, that would hardly cause the immediate demise of Java. It's not as if our JDKs would cease to function. There's plenty of freely-available, working product out there which would continue to function even without Sun. Even if Sun planned on cutting Java support, it would hardly announce the "demise" of Java.
This whole article is obviously a joke. Not a very good one in itself, but whoever wrote this originally is obviously laughing at anyone foolish enough to believe it. It has been said that the two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity - I'm not sure about the hydrogen part, but evidently there's no shortage of the latter.
By the way, "Jerry Maguire" is obviously a fictitious name in violation of the JavaRanch naming policy (another text it would benefit you to read carefully). Normally we don't enforce this in the Meaningless Drivel forum, but since you spammed four other groups with this "information" the rule very much applies to you. We also strongly discourage posting identical posts to multiple groups - see our FAQ for more info.
[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited May 13, 2001).]
How do you do. Please state your problem.
>> I wonder if Java is dead
Do you think its likely that java is dead ?
>> Some people say so
I'm not sure I understand you fully.
>> Today I read a post on JavaRanch about Java's death
You say today you read a post on javaranch about java's death ?
>> Yes, it what I said
You seem to be quite positive.
>> I am not as sure as you think
Is it because you are not as sure as I think that you came to me ?
>> No, I just want to know if Java is Dead
Are you saying no just to be negative?
You don't seem quite certain...
Okay, so the smart guys at Javaranch figured out that the post at the link mentioned was a joke. But, what they obviously did not figure out was that my post was a joke too!!! Well not exactly a joke, but a way of sharing a joke with all of you. Instead of just flatly pointing you to the link, I thought why not make this little more exciting, and all of us can have a BIG LAUGH.
But what do I get...
By the way, "Jerry Maguire" is obviously a fictitious name in violation of the JavaRanch naming
policy (another text it would benefit you to read carefully). Normally we don't enforce this in the Meaningless Drivel forum, but since you spammed four other groups with this "information" the rule very much applies to you. We also strongly discourage posting identical posts to multiple groups - see our FAQ for more info.
It has been said that the two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity - I'm not sure about the hydrogen part, but evidently there's no shortage of the latter.
So dear friend Jim is calling me gullible (btw Jim, the dictionary joke was a good one, you sure pulled one on me... Ha Ha Ha), stupid and who knows what else. SAD.
Aww c'mon guys, are we supposed to wear black when posting or reading posts from Javaranch? I am sorry that I did not read the faq, and posted in four forums. But please tell me a way of sharing something with everyone on Javaranch. I can swear with my hand on my heart that my intention was NOT to SPAM.
Anyways, Thomas Paul seems to be a nice and sensible guy, he did not call any names on me, and he wants to get down to some business. I really appreciate him because that is the way to go. i.e have a good laugh on the joke, and try to bring out something meaningful out of the whole thing.
Here are my thoughts on Sun turning over Java to a standards organization:
I had heard that Sun WAS going to turn over Java to a Standars organization, but pulled out at the 11th hour. The probable reason was that Sun was afraid of losing "control" over Java. So Sun formed the JCP (Java Commounity Process), which seems to be working fine for them.
I have some queries here.
- Could someone enlighten me on the "Standards" process?
- Would Sun really lose "control" (what is that supposed to mean anyways?) over Java once Java became a standard?
- What are the pros and cons of Java becoming a standard?
I am sorry for the unusually long post, and I hope that I am forgiven for the mistakes which I made, and also for those mistakes which I did not make!
Jerry "Money" Maguire.
You have to understand just how TIRED we are of all of the hogwash about "Java is Dead". Granted that a good deal of it is out there to sell "virtual magazines", but some portion of it is put out there by MicroSoft supporters to cause uncertainty.
Personally I don't blame Sun for hanging on to Java. As soon as they let it go, they lose a hunk of the user loyalty that they get for offering it for free. Frankly they deserve to make a buck off of their efforts.