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Blog Archive for davidrupp during May 2005

I think it's time we made the painful admission that Sun is no longer the 800-pound gorilla of the Java world. It's not even a gorilla. It's a 90-pound chimp, dancing around just beyond the reach of the 800-pound gorilla, waiting for it to drop the Java bone and hoping there's still some meat left on it when it does. So who is the reigning 800-pound gorilla? Let's look at some of the candidates...
Great. Just great. This is all I needed -- a technology that makes Javascript respectable. When I was making the jump from mainframe assembler language to the wonderful world of Java (circa 1996), I, like every other Sun-worshiper, learned to sneer at the very mention of that monumental hack, Javascript. After all, it wasn't OOP, it was more like "oops!". Now, almost 10 years later, I have to...