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Episode 33 – Java is a Dead End from Stockholm’s Jfokus Conference

Mike Gualtieri, an Analyst, wrote an article for Forrester (i.e. the people your boss listens to instead of you) about how Java has outlived it's usefulness as a business language. Troll much? :) It's no surprise it caught fire becoming Forrester's widest read and commented article. Mike recently did a followup presentation justifying his claims.

Before you go ditching all your investments in Java, have a listen to the cast. We gathered a panel of on-the-ground industry experts from the Jfokus 2011 conference in Stockholm Sweden (i.e. guys who work for a living) which include:

Listen here:




About the Author

Craig Tataryn started his career as a Visual Basic programmer, but don't hold that against him! The system he helped create was a cutting edge, n-tiered revenue collection system whose transactions per second metric was off the charts! Around the year 2000 he discovered Struts and never looked back. A professional Java developer for close to a decade, Craig has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Recruiting, Purchase order, Revenue collection and Mortgage systems. More recently Craig has written web services for children's educational toys and has honed his skills on Wicket, SOA and iOS application development. "I love to learn and more importantly I love to teach. Hoarding knowledge is one of the most petty and selfish things you can do, especially as a contractor. This is why I always make it a point to document and share my knowledge with my client's employees"

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  1. February 20th, 2011 at 11:57 | #1

    Great Podcast. Having Neal Ford, Souza, Sieger and Kirk was magic. It’s rare to have all these wiz on the same podcast. And I agree with many points.
    Java ain’t dead and is far from being dead. I’m a JVM agnostic, since I code with java, groovy, scala, and recently jruby. And the platform will always exist, and since new colege graduate are mostly frluent in Java, the langage will still exist. With the number of java code to maintain out ther it’s hard to get rid of alangage like java.

  2. charlie
    February 22nd, 2011 at 09:31 | #2

    great podcast guys!!! agree with all the points thats been made. i think is only a eventuality that the enterprise will be a much more vibrant environment then just java. a important question tho is how to manage this new complexity so we can harness the power of these languages to be productive…

  3. Darth Vader
    February 22nd, 2011 at 11:33 | #3

    Forrester? Gotta get me a piece of that report!

  4. Darth Vader
    February 22nd, 2011 at 14:15 | #4

    Wow, the dude is a moron. He’s trying to solve architectural, management issues with a language. Who cares what language you use.

  5. boli
    March 10th, 2011 at 17:10 | #5

    Who was the noob clicking keys in the foreground? (Listen ~40 min into audio track #1.)

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