I have seen a number of threads, over the last couple of years, where people claim that “Java is dead” in some fashion or another. You could argue forever on what that actually means. Java the language? Java the platform? You mean EJB? Do you realize how many people are writing Java code?
What I find more interesting, is thinking about how the enterprise folks were sexy for awhile and crossed over to the consumer side.
The cool kids these days are talking about things such as:
- Neo RIA
- Microformats and DSLs
- iPhone SDKs
- Social APIs
Not so long ago, the same people were hacking away using Java. And not just Java, but enterprise Java! J2EE folk who may have written an EJB or two. Back in the day this was sexy. How the hell did that even happen? It just doesn’t seem right :)