Java: Hope vs. Hype

It's become clear that Java is the most hyped programming language in history. In a little under two years since it's first release over 300,000 programmers have begun using it, and this growth shows no sign of stopping. Never before has a language caught on so quickly.

However with such fast growth, it should come as no surprise that not all the pieces are in place yet. Many people are moving to Java based more on their hopes for what the language will do in the future than what it actually can do today. In this talk, we'll explore the hype and the hopes that got programmers excited about Java in the first place, and discuss how the language is and is not living up to those hopes.


Hope vs. Hype

Summing Up

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