Oh how I loathe JAVA. I could go on and on about my loathing of JAVA. I could go on and on even more about my loathing of .NET. I am such a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PERL - Not PHP or Python - PERL you dolt! It was LAMP when the other two didn't exist) geek it's not funny. Oh was I so happy to hear this news from BusinessWeek and from a JAVA guru no less.
So, who needs a hardcore LAMP coder who can dance circles with straight PERL? I'm available.
Peter Yared, CEO of software maker ActiveGrid, spent a critical chapter of his career steeped in Java, the programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. In the late 1990s, Yared was chief technology officer of NetDynamics, which pioneered an application server designed to boost the performance of Web sites. It was based squarely on then wildly popular Java. He went on to spend five years as an executive at Sun. So it's especially surprising that Yared holds this view: "Java is a dinosaur."
In North America, the percentage of developers who use Java as one of their principal programming languages declined to 47.9 in Evans' fall survey, vs. 51.4% in the fall of 2002.
Oh the joy. If you could see my face now!
There is bad news though!
Meanwhile, .NET usage increased to 54.1% from 40.3% in the same period in North America, and exceeded Java use in Europe and Asia.
Oh the horror! If you could see my face now.
Of course the guys over at Sun say "no way, JAVA's just kicking in!". A laughable statement. When I told Karl Rove even he chuckled at that one.
Tipped by: Slashdot
If you want to see some techies foaming at the mouth and threatening to kill each other for blasphemy, I dare you to go to that Slashdot link above.
Surely this is only because we are not running enterprise-level java application servers on the back-end!
Even now the infidel Apache and Perl are committing suicide at the gates of Java, and we will greet them with stilted syntax and bullets... God willing!
Posted by: fallous on December 14, 2005 11:22 AM