10 years ago today on this site, readers answered the question "Why is Java considered un-cool?
" 10 years later, Java might not be hip
, but it's certainly stuck around. (For slightly more than 10 years, it's been the basis of the Advanced Placement test for computer science, too, which means that lots of American students are exposed to Java as their first formally taught language.) And for most of that time, it's been (almost entirely) Free
, open source software
, despite some grumbling from Oracle
. How do you see Java in 2014? Are the pessimists