Java may not be as dominant as it once was, but that doesn't mean you should discount it, says RedMonk analyst Stephen O'Grady. At the Jax Conf Java conference, O'Grady gave a presentation on Java's rise, fall and rise again. "When we talk to developers, there is still a tremendous amount of interest and a tremendous amount of vitality in the Java platform," he said.
O'Grady noted that Java is used heavily for Hadoop and big data projects, as well as for Android apps. "Again, as long as these projects are still being built on Java, I can't build a case that it's a dying platform," he added.