According to a Forrester analyst, the next generation of developers is more familiar with Ruby and PHP than Java or .Net. They also opt to develop and deploy enterprise and Web applications on Linux rather than Windows or Unix.
As the development staff at a shop turns over, the new generation will push to adopt…dynamic languages” in lieu of Java and .Net. But they can only grow old so fast. In the interim, Java and .Net have a decent shelf life…
But there does appear to be a definite expiration date on these old-school programming languages. Interest in dynamic languages like PHP and Ruby is not complementary to Java and .Net, as Savio Rodrigues found, but rather is happening at their expense…
Rising generation of developers continues to use Microsoft technologies and Java, but is growing up on open source…
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