Discussion on: Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity?

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Anthony Bouvier

Enterprise gets mentioned a lot when discussing Java, but tied to that also in non-enterprise environments is anyone doing data science.

Python and R might be the working languages of data science, but the landscape is held up by Java.

Think about all the Apache projects (Hadoop, Kafka, Solr, and so many more) -- those are all written in Java. Those aren't going away or being rewritten or replaced any time soon I don't think.

There's a lot more Java out there running amazing things that lots of devs just don't realize and just fall back on "Java is yucky".

Note: I don't program in Java, but I use a lot of things that are.