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Blog Archive for robogeek during September 2007

A few weeks ago Phil Toland wrote Stop the Insanity about the "rise" in popularity of languages other than Java. (but it didn't pop up in my feed reader until today) Last year it seemed you couldn't turn around without reading another blog entry saying Ruby was going to kill Java, etc. Now the named languages are Haskell or Erlang, but the story is the same. I think the rise of JRuby...
I came across this article by Chris Keene: Really Idiotic Approaches to RIA: Flex, Silverlight and JavaFX .. in which he describes Adobe's FLEX, Microsoft's Silverlight, and Sun's JavaFX as an idiotic timewarp approach to developing Rich Internet Applications. Hmm... I've been wondering myself somethings about the growth in complexity that browser-based applications offer. Clearly this...
So of course that means Java geeks across the blogosphere are posting todays Dilbert in their blog. Which led to the following. As the screenshot shows, I use blogbridge to track the blogosphere.
There was a little throwaway idea in my previous posting, Java is doomed to failure, which is growing on me. While writing I had this thought about the Unix wars.. and really that period, the fallout from which is still with us, is a great analogy of what could happen with Java if the various implementations were allowed to differ greatly. Compatibility matters. That's more than just a slogan...