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2008-03-25

Java is losing the battle for the modern Web

Andi Gutmans - Java is losing the battle for the modern Web. Can the JVM save the vendors?:

"Project Zero’s Chief Architect is one of the first IBMers to admit in public that Java today can be considered as a system language and is not desirable for building RESTful Web applications which is Project Zero’s goal (slide #4 of the presentation- see slide #11 to see how a simple “Hello, World” in Java compares to dynamic languages like Groovy and PHP). It has taken over 10 years for the Java stronghold to admit Java’s poor ROI on the Web and with the current recession it is likely that many Java customers are going to be making more informed investments. As a result there will be considerable rise in uptake of dynamic languages."

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:32:15 +0000