writes: There have been some pretty lively debates recently on Slashdot about whether Java is dying or not. This article discusses a survey that shows Java use for SOA going up while .NET use is dropping.
What was interesting though is the comment
"There's currently a lot of activity in the open source world, and particularly in the Eclipse communities, around SOA" says John Andrews, chief executive officer at Evans Data. "Most of the major players in that space are introducing new solutions aimed at SOA, and they are almost invariably Java-based. Open source SOA looks poised to become a real force in the industry and consequently a serious contender to .NET."
So is it the Eclipse tool which is able to compete with Visual Studio, or simply because Java is not vendor locked that is driving this?