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Pravin Kalekar
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In a recent interview, the interviewer asked me, "what do you think, where JAVA is heading ?"
What should be an ideal answer?
I said its the best Object Oriented language at present and being used for application development,not only desktop but web apps too.
I was confused,JAVA is not used at system level programming, nor i see real web apps created using JSPs ?
I want to know, when compared with its competitors, where does JAVA stand?
I would also love to know, is JAVA a bit slow because of its security restrictions and thus creates performance issues?

Thanks in advance.
 
John de Michele
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Pravin:

Java and JSPs power many web sites.

John.
 
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John de Michele wrote:Pravin:

Java and JSPs power many web sites.

John.


Very true. If you rent a car or book a plane flight on the web, at least in North America, you're very likely to be talking to a Java EE website. Of course when people think of web sites they only think of Google and Facebook and so on, but those are a tiny fraction of the "real" web sites out there.
 
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Pravin Kalekar wrote:
In an recent interview, the interviewer asked me, "what do you think, where JAVA is heading ?"
What should be an ideal answer?


The interviewer wanted to investigate your maturity as programmer. The ideal answer would be to present a coherent and well thought through view. There exists no correct answer in the sense that someone actually knows where Java is heading.
 
Pravin Kalekar
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Hi Paul and John,
I agree with you both,and that what say to my friends when they ask me such questions.
Hi uj nossnahoj ,
I knew he was trying to test my thinking ability.I think he was from system background and seeing my interest in java,he asked me so.By the way,what would you think about it?
 
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Where do *you* think Java is heading? That was the question, right?

You answered with what it's used for--which is answering a different question.
 
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Pravin Kalekar wrote:what would you think about it?


I think Java has come to terms with its turbulent past and is now settling in for a comfortable middle age life.

I don't think there will be any revolutionary changes, only consolidation of what's already there. Java already has a place in the hall of fame of programming languages for what it has accomplished. I has brought object orientation into the mainstream and it has revolutionized managed code as a way of running programs.

Java also has a large market share cut out for itself and I think it will keep it for decades to come. I think Java is destined to become the Fortran or Cobol of the early 2000's.
 
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Thank you uj nossnahoj.
 
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