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Future of Java? Will it survive?

 
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Will Java survive after the acquisition by Oracle and the departure of James Gosling? What's the future like for Java in 5-10 years? Just want some opinions ..
 
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Oracle's many projects based on java

kim wrote: What's the future like for Java in 5-10 years?



probably,remains same . but after that .... who knows?
 
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in the words of master yoda,

Dark and clouded your future is




I dont believe that java is dependent only on one person now. Million of frameworks depend on it,
having said that, you never know what the future is.


This post is more suitable for the Meaningless Drive forum.
 
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Ofcourse it will survive. The existence of Java is not tied to one company or even one person. Java is one of the most successful and widely used programming languages ever, the whole world is using it. It is going to be here for the forseeable future. There is no need to worry that your Java skills are going to be worthless even in 5 or 10 years.

Other programming languages will become in fashion and there are already people saying that Java has become mature and that there's not much innovation in the development of the Java language happening. But that doesn't have anything to do with the fact that Oracle has bought Sun or that James Gosling no longer works at Oracle.

Java is not a proprietary little language that one company can decide to do away with.
 
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Kim Ming Yap wrote:Will Java survive after the acquisition by Oracle and the departure of James Gosling? What's the future like for Java in 5-10 years? Just want some opinions ..



Projects were using Java not because it was originally developed by Sun or because James Gosling was involved in it. They were using it (and will keep doing so), because Java met the technical requirements of the project. So if the project requires something other than Java, then those projects will definitely move on to some other language irrespective of whether some well known person is involved in Java.
 
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On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

That's true for software, too.
 
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The future of Java is Java++
- conceived and developed by the great salvin francis.

until then, you can suffice with java....



on the more serious side.

No one can predict the future...
I guess concepts such as OOPs will still exist for a long period. There was a time when we thought that C is the best thing that ever happened to mankind.
 
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(Actually, Steele's and Gosling's involvement was one reason I originally tried Java. But I'm a little weird probably.)
 
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David Newton wrote:(Actually, Steele's and Gosling's involvement was one reason I originally tried Java. But I'm a little weird probably.)


were they popular before the dawn of java ?
 
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Steele very much so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_L._Steele,_Jr.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:Steele very much so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_L._Steele,_Jr.



That link doesn't seem to be quite right - try this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Steele
 
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ye, that works.
 
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