Poll Result: Java's Best Days Are...
This past week's poll asked developers to complete the sentence "Java's Best Days Are..." The voting did not produce a clear result. A total of 277 votes were cast, with the following results:
Java's Best Days Are...
- 26% (73 votes) - Ahead of it
- 22% (61 votes) - Right now
- 36% (101 votes) - Behind it
- 15% (42 votes) - I don't know
While 36% of voters say Java's best days are behind it, 48% of voters disagree, saying Java's best days are either right now or in the years ahead.
A poll very similar to this one was run in the spring of 2005, almost five years ago (the only difference was that the earlier poll did not have an "I don't know" option). In that poll, 55% considered Java's best days to be ahead, 29% right now, and 15% behind it.
These are of course unscientific results. But, you can still say that, based on the poll results, five years ago only a small minority of developers considered Java's best days to be behind it, and a majority felt the best days were yet to come; whereas today, more developers have doubts, and a minority considers Java's best days to be ahead of it.
Again, these polls are voluntary surveys, so these conclusions must be taken with a grain of salt. Still, the comparative results are interesting.
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