Long live… ?
… long live getting it done (small and right)!!!
Since September 2005 (Bruce A. Tate, Beyond Java ), developers without a vested interest of some kind in Java per se have been discussing what to use in its place.
Even Java's own lobby, JavaLobby's eclipsezone.com, confesses:
"Java has become fat and bloated over the years. That's one of the reasons behind Steve Jobs' rationale of not having Java on the iPhone."
Meanwhile, in the dzone , where they are debating whether to use Haskell or Ruby , and Ruby is as big as Java in the tag cloud, there is another debate over Steve Jobs Dismisses Java As "Heavyweight" in an Age of Lightweight Computing
The Age of Lightweight Computing. Hmmmm.
In the same newsletter sent out recently to subscribers, the eclipsezone people proclaim what they feel would be a solution:
"What's really needed is a fresh approach; by reducing the VM to a kernel that can then have bundles attached, you can have a much more modular system and include what you want without the cruft."
Erm, you mean, like what Drupal has been doing for years?