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    Bass said:

    I'm personally really starting to like Java, especially the Java+Spring combination. C# is definitely a decent language though.

    I think C# had the opportunity to correct many of the mistakes that Gosling made in Java, but along the way MS has made the language much more complicated. There are always trade-offs.


    These days though, the focus is less on Java the language and more on the JVM. Lots of folk use Scala or Groovy (scripting) on the JVM which gives them a lot of the stuff Java is missing (closures for example, though they're apparently coming in the next release).


    Worrying so much about backward compatibility and cross-platformness was a mistake. It prevented the language from moving forward.


    Yes, companies are dropping the slow, bloated J2EE and using Spring instead.

    Thank God.