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
JAX Editor Chris Mayer sat down with JAXConf 2013 keynoter Stephen O’Grady to discuss Java’s rise, fall and rise again. We talk about the language’s lasting appeal, the challenges it faces moving forward, as well as Oracle’s role in it all.