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How Java Plays With Scripting Languages

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Executive Summary

Off late Google search trends show that searches for the word "Java" are declining slightly, and searches for scripting language names, like JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, and Rails, are increasing. Some people are talking about the dismissal of Java and its replacement with these scripting languages. Though one can not predict the future of the Java programming language in this paper, one has solid reason to believe that Java is still a mainstream programming language in the world, and it will exist for a long time. There is a very large and stable ecosystem around Java, which includes large vendor support, killer applications, wide deployment, development and deployment tools, lots of experienced programmers, mature communities, comprehensive training, and low entry costs.

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