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Jan 3, 2008

Java the next Cobol?

Infoworld posted this story last week, Java is Becoming the New Cobol.

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. With technologies like JRuby, which allow you to run Ruby code in a JVM, I think Java technology will be around for a long time. Whether Java the language will be the most popular I'm not sure. Languages are constantly evolving and falling in and out of favor. When I was in school, C was king, then came C++ to replace it, and then Java to replace that.

As scripting languages go, Ruby is the best one I have seen so far. And if you just look at what new tech books are coming out, it is definitely on the upswing. Probably not a bad idea to pick it up. :)

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