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Does the scripting language beat down java?

gao zhixin
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Now, the scripting language arise, especially Ruby. And more and more company use RoR instead of J2EE, does it means the scripting language beat down java?
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Sure, why not.

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Originally posted by gao zhixin:
...does it means the scripting language beat down java?

Absolutely! Java is a dead language. (Again.)


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Marc Peabody
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Not even a close match.

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M Easter
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All depends on the context... for a small, quick site, perhaps RoR beats java. For a tutorial for bored Java developers, perhaps the sexy RoR beats Java.

For a large e-commerce site, my money is on J2EE over RoR every time.

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Rohit Nath
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James Gosling:
"There have been a number of language[s] coming up lately," noted James Gosling today at Sun�s World Wide Education & Research Conference in New York City when asked if Java was in any kind of danger from the newcomers. "PHP and Ruby are perfectly fine systems," he continued, "but they are scripting languages and get their power through specialization: they just generate web pages. But none of them attempt any serious breadth in the application domain and they both have really serious scaling and performance problems."

On the other hand, any discussion about Java "versus" PHP or Ruby or any other language is in many ways moot, Gosling also stressed:

"We also tried to work with all these languages ,so that Java works with PHP and works with Python, so you can do the web presentation layer in PHP and the analytics in Java. Lots of people do that."

James Gosling: "Java Is Under No Serious Threat From PHP, Ruby or C#"

Java vs Dynamic Languages: Sun's James Gosling

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