Is Java Dead Yet ?

This question has been asked many times over the last 13 years or so; I’ve answered it numerous times in various dark corners of the web related to these kinds of discussion. But the question came on our JBoss EAP 6 and Data Grid Virtual Launch today, so here’s this year’s answer.

In a word – No.

For a longer answer, here follows my attempt at a substantiation.

It’s part of my job to know what’s coming next and I’ve been tracking a number of sources that track technology adoption and popularity for many years. The first is specific to programming languages – the Tiobe Index.

The question most people have is why after XX years is C still so popular ? My explanation is that it’s still the standard language for embedded devices – device drivers, network appliances, automation systems, etc. And the embedded market has absolutely exploded in the last 5 years.

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