On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Johan Mynhardt <johanmynhardt@gmai...> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This question (To use, or not to use Java) have been around my mind for
> quite some time.
I had the same question in 1999, so I started the JUG to find out if
anybody was using java in Cape Town and found a lot of people who
were! (Jeff, we need a ten year anniversary!)
> I'm still young in the world of my future, but I'm rather set to use
> Java, no matter who says what. On the other hand, am I just being blunt
> for "ignoring" people's views on Java?
Well, contrary to popular belief, it doesn't increase your dating potential.
> From my personal research, if I can call it that, I've found that Java
> isn't just some toy if I may put it that way. When in discussion on
> Java, people ask me "...but where is Java? I don't see it.". Silently I
> just think of all the big names that uses Java in the enterprise to run
> their business and just question the ability of other technologies to
> match or even beat that.
>From everything I've seen, Java is the most used language, then C,
then C++, then the unwashed.
Java hit its stride in about 2000 when people recognized it power for
running dynamic web sites, it got its next popularity hit when it
moved to mobile (so java literally surrounds you in 90% of cellphones)
> Am I the odd one out that does as I usually do, swimming upstream, or do
> I have valid support for my "beliefs"? I do know that if I say I believe
> in Java, people will criticize me on the point of myself seeing Java as
> a "religion".
Java is lining ones and zero up in a useful way, there are other ways
of doing it too.
> If anyone can direct me as to where I can search for decent articles on
> Java vs. anything I'd appreciate it. Not just some articles that make it
> look like it's biased towards anything.
> Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
> Kind Regards,
> Johan Mynhardt
> Free State Linux Users Group
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