Aside from the recent issues, Java has a lot of other negatives, not the least being able to get up to speed using it. Any time there is this much pressure on a given industry need, other solutions come along spurred on by the hugh monetary gains possible for the production of a better alternative.
In the 1800's trains ran on different size tracks. Was the practicle solution to build a locomotive that fit everthing? At some point, who knows when, not me, an acknowledged best hardware solution will prove itself and the nonsense will end.
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