Why are we going?
Fabrizio Giudci's recent blog, Where are we going?, prompts me to ask: Why are we going?
Fabrizio is worried about where Java 7 is going and about the topics that the community perceives as the most important.
I share many of his concerns about where the language is going, but I am also wondering why the Java language is changing at all?
Are problems with Java itself prompting change?
Are external factors prompting changes to Java?
Is Java changing just to change?
I sincerly hope that the last possibility is not a big factor.