Java's development cycle
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Tue Dec 9 14:30:00 PST 2008
"Paul D. Anderson" <paul.d.removethis.anderson at comcast.andthis.net> wrote in
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> Sun has announced that their next language release, Java 7, which was
> expected in 2008 will now occur sometime in 2010. The big changes that
> were expected were the additions of closures and properties. Neither of
> those seems likely now. The focus for the next release now seems to be
> modularity, but it looks to me like it's one of those "everybody thinks
> it's a good idea, but nobody wants to do it the same way" kind of
> problems, which was the big problem with closures.
> To be fair, they have released a significant update, Java 6 update 10, and
> a new scripting language, Java FX Script, built on the JVM. But it just
> seems like the language and the community have gotten so big and
> unwieldly that it can't evolve any more. Like everyone else, Sun is
> looking for "the next Java".
> Of course, participants in this forum know that "the next Java" is already
Java was dead to me the moment I discovered C# (which was before I came
across D). And even before that, I considered Java a suitable replacement
for C++ *only* in occasional circumstances. Ever since then, Java's
enourmous popularity has just sickened me. Although, to it's credit, there
are certainly worse languages in heavy use (PHP, VBScript).
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