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  Technologies to Watch: A Look at Four That May Challenge Java’s Development Dominance
Subject:   Agreed .. But completeness is a problem.
Date:   2005-10-21 16:03:32
From:   Owen
A Complexity Science group I work with is teetering on the edge of abandoning Java due to both its not being up to data on Mac OS X and to its basic verbosity. Just look at the absurdity collections have become!


Jython, especially with the new burst of effort to get it up to the latest CPython release, offers and interesting "best of both worlds".


But at the core of the problem is completeness. By that I mean that Java really does have everything you need to build applications, mainly due to two things:


  1. It comes with a GUI

  2. It has billions of useful libraries


This leads us to be a bit biased toward JVM based systems like Jython, pnuts, JRuby, Nice, and possibly Groovy if they keep maturing.


I suspect inter-language library linkage will help a lot .. allowing new languages to use the existing Java libraries while providing far better usability.



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  1. Agreed .. But completeness is a problem.
    2005-10-29 08:42:20  ttfkam [View]

  2. Agreed .. But completeness is a problem.
    2005-10-24 06:53:41  ikayak [View]

  3. Agreed .. But completeness is a problem.
    2005-10-22 13:58:00  JohnBossons [View]

  4. Agreed .. But completeness is a problem.
    2005-10-22 13:53:10  JohnBossons [View]

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