So a lot of threads begin by some noob coming along and asking is c++ or c or java going to die and almost certainly, the answer, all have stood the test of time and this is simply panic nonsense spread by the spin doctors.
But then it got me seriously thinking about java. Like I said, I'm not intent on starting a flame war, but I was seriously struggling to see why I or anyone else would ever need it.
Applets, nope, cross platform GUIs nope, in fact the only time when I was convinced was when I was live chatting with SOS and he mentioned java was good for 'spring.' Banking apps use this for their backend as it simply outperforms other options and being written in java makes easy development.
OK so there is a point, but I wonder since no-one really noticed about apple not shipping java on their ios devices as all the commotion was about flash at the time, this subtle move went somehow overlooked.
But apple killed flash no-one will argue with that premise now, is the same going to happen to java? And if a company decides to cripple java then vendors will be forced to look for other options. And in any case I'm sure what java spring does can be written in native c++ to be faster.
The point is I truly believe java is going to be cooked, it may take a bit of time. Thoughts?