Jack Schofield of the Guardian chews the fat with JAVA developer James Gosling about where JAVA’s been and where it’s going. Gosling told Schofield, “To be honest, the biggest thing we get is that a bunch of the important Linux distributions such as Debian can now put [Java] in the box.”
As for JAVA’s future:
The future of Java for me really is wherever the developers take it. Probably the biggest place where Java is used in anger is enterprise computing, and that’s gotten to be one of its most mature and solid areas. I don’t think there’s going to be much dramatic change there for the next five years. The most interesting stuff is at the edge points where there are different kinds of devices connected to the network.