The Questions Being Asked Of Java Today

Recently as part of a blog on the IndicThreads Conference On Java website, I listed the questions that I encounter frequently from Java developers. Thought it made sense for me to put them up on IndicThreads for wider readership & general discussion.

While Java today is being used more widely than ever before, there is also an ever growing list of questions being asked of Java’s effectiveness. Some are even referring to Java as a legacy language. As sentiments drive decisions more often than facts, it is imperative for Java to answer these questions for it to continue to thrive.

  • Has Java stagnated? Where’s the next big thing in Java?
  • How will the emergence of dynamic languages affect Java?
  • Will Java survive and thrive post Oracle’s acquisition on Sun?
  • Will the Java platform survive but the Java language will perish?
  • Will the cloud computing and virtualization wave have a major impact on Java?
  • Is JavaFX or Flex the way to go for Java RIA?
  • Are Groovy & Grails the Java platform’s answer to non-Java platform dynamic languages?
  • Will Scala become the language of choice for the Java VM?
  • What’s happening with Agile Java development?
  • Are Spring & Hibernate still good choices for web applications?
  • What’s the Java way for a web front-end? Is it JSF?

Answering these questions is one of the goals for the 4th Conference On Java Tech, India.

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Harshad Oak

Harshad Oak is the founder of Rightrix Solutions & IndicThreads. He is the author of 3 books and several articles on Java technology. For his contributions to technology and the community, he has been recognized as an Oracle ACE Director and a Sun Java Champion. Contact - harshad aT rightrix doT com & @HarshadOak

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