Monday, January 5, 2009

Software predictions

Neil McAllister has an opinion on software development predictions for 2009. First is the usual Microsoft stuff which I for one don't care about (it is one thing to use Windows for daily tasks but good luck using it as a development environment).

What is interesting is the Java trend toward open source. Fans of the Java platform traditionally also like big proprietary systems written in Java. Or, are these types just fans of the application and not caring what it is written in?

My question; is it too late for Java to make this push toward open source? Or will simpler, more dynamic languages such as Python continue to gain the upper hand?