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What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future?

It makes Java the clear first choice among mainstream languages
7% (6 votes)
Java will continue as a leading language
40% (34 votes)
It keeps Java viable for now, but Java 8 is really needed
31% (26 votes)
No impact: Java 7 is too little, too late
11% (9 votes)
I don't know
10% (8 votes)
Other (please comment below)
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 84

Comments

Re: What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future?

hi this is lakshmanan: java is leading lanquage now and future

Re: What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future?

It's great to see a new version of Java, but please make sure Java8 is released on time. Modularity and Project Lamda are really important.

Re: What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future?

The massive list of me2! features trying to turn Java into Ruby#++ aren't going to do anything to increase Java's massive market share. If anything, it will hurt the status of Java in the professional market, while possibly making it more "fun" for the one day flies writing an applet for their school project.

For serious development work, 1.5 was the end of the line. A 1.6 JVM running 1.5 code can give a bit more performance and stability on 64 bit systems, but that's about it. The only reason most professional teams moved away from 1.4 was that it went end of life, but most still code to 1.4 standards (1.5 maybe) and won't touch 1.6 with a ten foot pole. 1.7 is going to be the same. Forced adoption of the JVMs but few serious developers will use the me2! stuff except maybe to try it out before discarding it as useless and leading to error prone, hard to read and hard to debug code.

Re: What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future?

We still don't have a expected release date for the mac version of Java 7 or JavaFX, until then Java 7 is not write once run everywhere. Write once run everywhere is probably Javas main advantage over competitors.

Re: What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future?

It's good to see that Java is at least moving finally after 5 years. JDK 7 does not offer anything new for RIA or java client. Up to now, we still don't know what's the Java client strategy from Oracle if it has one. JDK 7 is too late and too little. We have already moved away from Java. Just look at the number of votes in this poll, it's an indication that people start to lose interests in Java.

Re: What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future?

I agree with u that a client strategy for Java is certainly needed, but that is not the reason why the votes here are low. The low number of votes I believe is not because of lack of interest in Java as a language but lack of interest in the Java.net site as a whole. This is the first I have been here in almost 3 months, and I attribute that to the fact that the site was covering more server side developments than client side over a period, so I stopped coming here for new information.

Not every developer works in large scale enterprises and hence has a need for JavaEE, so if the majority of articles here cover that, then the small scale developers will move to other networks (or platforms) for their information fix. I'm more of a PHP for server side app development guy, and where necessary Java for desktop apps, so Java.net does not seem to provide much for me these days. I still love Java though, and have interest in the Play framework at the moment, as a viable option to steal me away from PHP.