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OSCON2005: Ruby is hot, Java is cool, C# is neither

Greg Luck writes his impressions of OSCON 2005, in Portland, Oregon, USA.

At OSCON 2005 there was a lot of interest in Ruby. Ruby is the hot new? language popularised by Rails. Rails is derived from/inspired by Basecamp.

What was more surpising to me, as a Java developer, was the way Java has come in from the cold. There were lots and lots of Java sessions. The daily keynotes discussed Java. Last year there was little Java and the year before that none. Two open source Java stacks, gcj/classpath and Apache Harmony had sessions and generated a lot of excitement. The Apache Geronimo guys announced Geronimo M4 which passes the J2EE 1.4 TCK, and is open source. Java seems to be front and centre. In many other sessions constant comparisons were made with Java. Java is the reference language…

Read Greg’s complete report:
Greg Luck’s WebLog: OSCON2005: Ruby is hot, Java is cool, C# is neither

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  1. Florian Groß Says:

    I’d like to see Java and C# switch their positions.

    C# is after all taking lots of features from Ruby and there seems to be Ruby enthuiasts on their development team / design committee after all.

  2. Fini Alring Says:

    I’d like to see C# elsewhere than Microsoft + Mono, before I even consider it an option. Especially with Java 1.5 + 1.6 having so many of the best features C# that Java lacked before.

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