There is a lot of talk about how this is possibly the last JavaOne, as Oracle is about to buy Sun out.
However if you look at what everybody was at talking about at JavaOne you can't but help get the idea that JavaOne is an anachronism any way, this trend seems to involve:
- Honourable mentions for Clojure and Jython.
It's hard to miss the lack of Java here...
Ok so people are interested in other languages in the JVM, however interest doesn't necessarily translate into use.
This brings me to my question: have alternative JVM languages gone mainstream? can I go to my client who is still trying to get COBOL out of their system and confidently sell him on one of these alternative languages?