Java was meant to be the foundation of a universal platform for all operating systems that would flatten applications and the Internet. It was meant to be great for all. But what Java accomplished was:
- It was a platform of incompatibility. How many of us have dealt with users requiring 3-4 versions of Java and teaching “Hopeless John/Joan in Finance” how to switch between those versions, and getting at least 1 helpdesk call from him/her per day.
- Becoming one of the most attacked products on the planet, thanks to it’s gaping holes and slow updates from Sun/Oracle.
So it was kind of funny that almost every Bank and every tax collection agency on the planet adopted Java as their required application runtime. Customers/tax payers around the world are running the ancient and vulnerable Java 4.x because the code requires it.
And this is why IT staffs hate, no … HATE Java.
Start partying … Oracle announced:
Oracle plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin in JDK 9. This technology will be removed from the Oracle JDK and JRE in a future Java SE release.
In other words: JAVA IS DEAD!
Two groups will be delighted:
- Web developers are anticipating Y2K fees from Banks and government finance departments who are now in a race against end of support.
- IT pros who are anticipating the removal of Java hack-ware and helpdesk-ticket-ware.