Why Is Java Still so Popular?
It's easy to find headlines and articles that proclaim "Java is dead," but the reality looks a bit different. On Dice.com, there are currently more than 17,000 postings for Java jobs, compared to just 2,500 related to iOS.
InfoWorld's Peter Wayner put together a list of twelve reasons why he thinks Java remains popular. Here's his list:
- Resiliency in the face of (often dirty) politics
- The magic of threads
- Java as first programming language
- (Close enough) cross-platform compatibility
- Sustained success on small chips
- Curly brackets just work
- The JVM
- The NoSQL revolution, built in large part on Java
- Minecraft hooks into postmillennial mind share
- Open source