Is Java Dying?

 

Java language has stagnated and this stagnation will eventually lead to a decline in popularity…

Last year it seemed you couldn’t turn around without reading another blog entry saying Ruby was going to kill Java, etc. Now the named languages are Haskell or Erlang, but the story is the same.”

Just to be clear, I don’t think Java is “dying” anymore than C++ is “dead” or “dying”. I think that the Java language will begin to decline in popularity as developers discover other tools that solve their problems in a more elegant way. This is called “progress” in many places and represents an advancement of the state of the art. The sheer bulk of extant Java code means that it will be around for many years to come, but it is impossible for Java to grow indefinitely.

 

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