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Discussion on: Java is Dead - Long Live Java

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Andrew Harpin

It comes round every few years or so, this or that language is dead. Some new language jumps ahead.

They said it ages ago about C, but it's still alive and kicking.

Given how much tech is written in Java, it'll be being maintained for decades to come.

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Stephen Matthew Davies

Absolutely! The mere fact that many companies are still choosing to use Java as thier primary enterprise language in new projects, shows how much value is placed in Java. C# is close, particularly due to the advent of MS Dynamics and such like, but frameworks like Spring still give a huge amount of flexibility and power to the JVM.

It certainly will be interesting to see where Java goes in the Future, both as a language itself, and in the development of the JVM in competition with other Platforms.