Fred Hayes has wrote an interesting piece at Computerworld titled, Not Dead Yet. What is not dead? Why Java of course. The author entertains the thoughts that Java could be considered dead based on the presumption that Sun sees no value in Java. Why else would Sun be pushing Java out into the open-source community?
So Sun is putting Java out to open-source pasture. After all those years of developing it, promoting it, enhancing it and defending it from the corruption of Microsoft's incompatibilities, Sun will soon leave Java in the hands of a bunch of kids whose pay comes in the form of admiration from, um, other kids.
If that's not death for a onetime worldbeater, what is it?
Maybe it's Java's resurrection.
Mr. Hayes continues to write that Java is not likely to sell Sun any more servers. Given that a single company has limited resources...tapping in on the enthusiasm of the open-source community is not a bad idea.
And once Java is freed from vendors' political jockeying and Sun's resource limitations, maybe we'll see the return of some of those original Java ideas. Universal desktop? Write once, run anywhere? Sun couldn't make those a reality. Now the hordes of open-source developers will get their shot.
The thought of having both PHP and Java on the server and being open-source...well it gives us goose bumps just thinking about it! Please be sure to read the whole article at Computerworld and don't forget to let us know what you think here at CMS Report.
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