Will Oracle Help Java Regain Its Status?
Oracle, currently tweaking its plans for the future of Java, has been making some noise that it wants to reinvigorate the once-hot Java language and keep it open. New features of the soon-to-be-released Java 7 will include increased developer productivity, modularization, and support for more than 200 languages, according to Oracle.
Java 7 will, of course, be bigger than its predecessor -- so the familiar complaint of bloat will certainly rear its ugly head. However, that bloat is a side effect of Java's power, which has allowed it to become "the COBOL of the business world for the past 15 years," according to Mike Rozlog, a developer with application tools maker Embarcadero Technologies.In his DevX.com article, Herman Mehling discusses what lies ahead for Java under Oracle's control with industry analysts and insiders such as Rozlog.
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Will Oracle Help Java Regain its Status?