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On Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:16:49 +0100
Tom Davies <> wrote:


Oddly i still see a LOT of job adverts for programmers who can
write Java. I'm hoping that is to help companies migrate away or to
re-write existing java packages!

How sad :(

Java had such great promise.  Java was *supposed* to be immune to all
this.  Instead, due to the realities of market pressures and the
scourge of poor design and coding, Java has become at least as bad a
word in the I.T. community as ActiveX -- possibly worse.

Plus it's a PITA to code in, has horrible load times, and "write
once, run anywhere" never did become fully real.

It was bad enough under Sun.  Now that Oracle owns it, I think it's

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