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JVM’s Legacy… living with it !?!

Even through application virtual machines were not new, when JVM was initially announced it was an instant success looking in mind the challenges of those days. Challenges in terms of having a suitable OO programming languages with suitable libraries and framework plus having platform which can support built once run anywhere type of environment. JVM along with Java programming language + java development kit (JDK) did good work in address these.
But now the things have changed. Technology landscape has evolved drastically. In today’s cloud era challenges are completely different. Challenges in terms of getting application which are
challenges to build and run applications over different PaaS and IaaS cloud providerschallenges to elastically scalable with minimal human interventionchallenges to run applications in multi-tenant environments with complete isolation
When we try to judge Java in this newer landscape it seems bit too old…
only two innovation in two decades
…with not so good…

What is the future of Java?

I was been trying to find Java road map, especially in term of what is in store for Cloud centric development and delivery support. I agree with Paul Cook, there is good amount of development happening in areas like improving the jdk, community is coming up with frameworks, accelerators, added tools etc.,  but the issue is with core architecture which has not seen any major improvement over two decades especially when the complete IT landscape is changing due to cloud centric models.
Java 7 is meant to set the foundation for cloud centric platform, but the real cloud-ready features won't make an appearance until Java 8 in 2013 at the earliest.
Moreover I do not think pure OO development is in fashion these days. At least I do not like writing class for every dam think I need to do. I am sure there are lot of other developers who coded in languages like Python and Ruby do share the same feeling. This means language should also improve to incorporate more of dynamic and functional …