Java is not dead…in fact, it’s got more than enough energy to kick your app in the butt. Too often, critics focus on niche issues and make unfair comparisons to other technologies or languages that do not have the same level of widespread use, applicability or history as Java. It’s like comparing a car to a carpet.
Pure Java, used properly, is an awesome language. Even more so than Klingon. It will continue to improve and will not go away anytime soon. The effort should not be on replacing pure Java, but using it together with other JVM languages where it makes sense. But for my next Pet Clinic, I’ll stick with Java.
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