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2007 Java Predictions 284

Posted by kdawson
from the steaming-mug-of-prognostication dept.
jg21 writes "Java Developer's Journal has published the results of its end-of-year poll of various Internet technology players, from its own internal editors to industry high-ups like the founder of Apress, Gary Cornell, and including too the thoughts of professor Tony Wasserman of Carnegie Mellon West. Participants were asked to foretell what they saw happening in 2007. Among the predictions — Cornell: 'The open-sourcing of Java will have no effect whatsoever on Java's slow decline in favor of dynamic languages (Ruby, Python) and C#'; Wasserman: 'The use of the GPL 2 for open-sourcing Java will inhibit the completion and acceptance of the GPL 3 proposal'; and Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson: 'The stigma of being a Web programmer still using Windows will increase.'"
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2007 Java Predictions

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  • by KruiserX (1008455) on Sunday December 17, 2006 @09:26AM (#17276592)
    When the the Boston Globe was asked about the decline of JAVA to dynamic languages their reply was to "stop using JAVA"
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 17, 2006 @09:34AM (#17276636)
    David Heinemeier Hansson: 'The stigma of being a Web programmer still using Windows will increase.'

    I guess we can say the same about those snobby pre-teen emo kids using the Mac.
  • by romland (192158) on Sunday December 17, 2006 @09:34AM (#17276640)
    Wow! Awesome! Thanks for that helpful nugget of advice there, chief! That kind of knee-jerk bullshit response is about as annoying as the zealots on certain tech boards who answer every question about a Windows problem with "INSTALL LINUX, PROBLEM SOLVED." Basically it means "I have nothing helpful to contribute, but I just thought I'd act like a douchebag anyway."
  • by E++99 (880734) on Sunday December 17, 2006 @09:58AM (#17276762) Homepage
    ...by Richard Monson-Haefel
    Award-Winning Author & Senior Analyst, Burton Group

    1. Jonathan Schwartz open-sources Sun Microsystems.
    In a move that will surprise everyone Sun Microsystems will announce that it will open source its entire company. Sales, marketing, finance, and even operations will be open to the community for anyone to contribute.

    2. Apple computer announces the iPod Uno.
    The size of a match stick with no screen or controls, the iPod Uno plays one song in a constant loop. Despite its limited capabilities, the tiny device becomes an instant hit and a cultural icon.

    3. In what is heralded as the seminal article on the subject, Tim Berners-Lee mentions "IT2"
    Overnight the term morphs into "IT 2.0," spawning thousands of blog entries and press articles, a dozen books, five conferences, and millions of dollars in venture capital. It turns out that the original article, incomprehensible to most readers, was actually another attempt to explain the Semantic Web and the IT2 reference was just a typo.

    4. Microsoft will create the first CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) position.
    The new CMO will immediately change his own title to Chief Command & Control of Packaging Officer (C3PO) and then announce that Vista will be delayed and renamed Microsoft Virtualization Application Program Operating system Reloaded (Microsoft VAPOR).

    ...funniest stuff I've read in a very long time.
  • stigma (Score:5, Funny)

    by Threni (635302) on Sunday December 17, 2006 @10:11AM (#17276826)
    > Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson: 'The stigma of being a Web programmer still using Windows will increase.'"

    The stigma of a well paid job. Ah, how will I ever show my face in civilized society again.
  • by msobkow (48369) on Sunday December 17, 2006 @11:35AM (#17277284) Homepage Journal
    Cornell: 'The open-sourcing of Java will have no effect whatsoever on Java's slow decline in favor of dynamic languages (Ruby, Python) and C#';

    Apparently Cornell doesn't realize C#/.Net is just Microsoft's implementation of a p-machine and framework, the same as Java. With such insightful educators, it is no wonder some of the newer computer science students don't have an adequate background in abstraction and conceptualization of systems.

  • Shh! (Score:3, Funny)

    by Midnight Thunder (17205) on Sunday December 17, 2006 @12:28PM (#17277624) Homepage Journal
    I read this on a messageboard years ago, it still makes me laugh to this day.

    Yup, Gnutella, Azureus and Eclipse users (amongst others) running these programs on Linux, Windows, MacOS X, etc will be scratching their head wondering what voodoo their programs are coded in (it has to be voodoo if Java is dead).

    Ah well, people living in their ivory tower will always assume the alteratives are dead.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 17, 2006 @01:56PM (#17278220)
    I predict Java will still require 2 gigs of RAM and a Quad-Core CPU

    Oh, you mean it will catch up with Ruby?
  • by JebusIsLord (566856) on Sunday December 17, 2006 @04:31PM (#17279416) Homepage
    "rails-tards" huh? You should write for commedy.

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