Whither Java?

Archive: In this 1998 rant, I lambasted Sun’s “pure Sun Java” marketing strategy. Java’s become the big thing in front end web development, and it did give a whole generation of programmers justification for all those expensive and time-consuming C++ courses.

I think I called this one wrong (2009), but back then there was a controversy about standards: Sun, of course, wanted to control the standard because they developed it. Microsoft, of course, wanted to pre-empt it.

Sun vs. Microsoft – Whither Java?

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