The disconnect between modern application development and Java is that the apps built on newer programming languages tend to be more lightweight, agile and flexible, often running in containers, which traditionally Java has not been well-equipped for.
In order to evolve to keep up with modern, cloud-native apps, Java needs to keep all of what makes it so dependable, while also being able to function in new app environments. Part of Java’s renaissance moment is that developers are beginning to realize that, and are doing what they can to modernize Java while not straying too far from the tried and true benefits of the language. This can enable allow the millions of current Java developers to expand the work they can do without having to learn an entirely new language and shift how they work.
Java is no spring chicken and some are even referring to it as a “vintage language”. Despite its popularity, there are some complaints about it. In our new cloud-native world, why does Java need to evolve? In order to evolve to keep up with modern, cloud-native apps, Java needs to keep all of what makes it so dependable, while also being able to function in new app environments.
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