Rod Johnsons recent Scala Days keynote has provoked a strong reaction from the community. Does Scala necessarily need to become Java?
The Java ecosystem, long a bastion of stability in an otherwise volatile industry, is often overlooked of late, overshadowed by newer, more hyped alternatives. In many respects, the unrest couldn’t have come at a worse time, as developer attention and focus is fragmenting under a constant stream of platform, language and framework fragmentation. What does this mean for Java advocates? RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady explores and unpacks the recent events, and looks at likely scenarios moving forward with an eye towards the implications for Java, including the future of Java the language and Java the platform. Filming courtesy of Marakana – www.marakana.com
John R. Rymer makes his predictions for Java under Oracle.