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Comment The time is now (Score 1) 1173

The sun/microsoft handling of Java and Java standards did nothing to help its adoption.

Yet, it seems Java is one of the most used languages.
This web site, (seems to be in netherlands and uses search engines to calculate the ratings) lists:

1- Java 21%
2- C 18%
3- C++ 10%

I use C++, and although that's x-platform, its usage is Windows specific (COM, ATL, etc). That's because I don't need a Mac/Linux version of my software. IFF I did, I'd have to either

- manage my C++ abstractions more carefull to avoid os dependencies
- use Java
- Dare I say it, .net/mono

If I had to make some crystal ball 4 year look ahead, I'd say the MS os dominance will increase the use of JIT languages, especially with the runtimes being included in the os (Vista).

C++/CLI, there.

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