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Topic for Discussion: Java Is Dead, but You'll Learn to Love It

Frank Sommers of Artima Developer points out Chas Emerick's recent post Java is Dead, But You'll Learn to Love It. Frank writes:

In a recent blog post, Chas Emerick writes that,

Java-the-language is dead. Get over it, and realize that because of that fact, you'll probably come to depend upon Java more than you ever thought possible.

Emerick's point is that many systems languages--languages used very widely in creating infrastructure software--reach a level of maturity beyond which new language additions produce diminishing returns. He believes that Java has reached that point some time ago...

The discussion has been active in response to both Chas's original post and Frank's spotlighting of the post.