I've been programming in java for about a year now. The last time I touched java was
in college back in the 1.3 days. For the most part I've enjoyed it doing traditional fat client apps.
I usually would like to master the language i use, the last thing I want is to end up being is a jack of all master of none.
That being said, does Java's future seem bright, unknown or dim when doing traditional fat client apps or other development?
Java has gotten big and bloated in my opinion and swing hasn't changed much since I last used it.
I've also read some rather disapointing/gloomy things:
Kirill Grouchnikov's Blog: Sun setting down on the core Swing
Qt Software to discontinue Qt Jambi after 4.5 release
Ricky's technical blog: Java Just Died (no closures in Java 7)
Sun In Talks To Be Acquired By IBM
Before I continue to invest time into learning the intricacies of java and the java plaform
is it still a viable platform to know the details of and make a living with in relation to
application/enterprise development? C# from a language
perspective seems to be more expressive in my opinion, is java just falling to far behind?
I would like to think yes. With MS moving the VM route via .NET, that java will only gain
more traction. Then again I could be wrong.
Any thoughts or insight from more seasoned java developers?
This post has been edited by skyhawk133: 19 March 2009 - 08:43 PM