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Poll Result: Java Is Not a Dead End for Enterprise App Development

Posted by editor on December 6, 2010 at 6:50 PM PST

We can't call it a surprising result, but a clear majority of developers who voted in last week's poll do not consider Java to be a dead end for enterprise application development. Still, the voting breakdown provides some interesting food for thought regarding people's views of Java and the alternatives for enterprise development (even though this is not a scientific poll).

A total of 327 votes were cast. The exact question and results were:

Is Java a dead end for enterprise app development?

  • 14% (47 votes) - Yes
  • 6% (19 votes) - Maybe
  • 27% (88 votes) - No, but some good alternatives are emerging
  • 47% (155 votes) - Clearly it's not
  • 5% (15 votes) - I don't know
  • 1% (3 votes) - Other

So, 74% of the voters have no doubt that Java is not a dead end for enterprise app development. However, combining the first three option, we see that 47% of the voters think that some strong alternatives for enterprise development are emerging or already exist.

No comments were posted. It would have been interesting to see which alternatives people believe are promising or clearly better than Java for enterprise development.

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