A response to “Why Java Is Dying”

cup of coffee with a heart pattern on top
cup of coffee with a heart pattern on top
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I wrote this long read as a response to the article “Why Java Is Dying.” My comment on this text was among the top-clapped, and I felt I have to make a full-size opposing statement, which should return balance.

The best short answer to the author’s attempt is the one by Coder:76 which received hundreds of claps:

“Java has been dying /dead for last 15 years for programming bloggers who wants some attention.”

It’s hard to disagree.

What’s Wrong With the Statement “Java Is Dying”?

Not death, panic, or long term economic crisis. There is something worse than all of that.

(source: Egor Zhgun)

Important! The approaches how to deal with Coronavirus are out of author’s competence. He wants to draw your attention to a consequences of currently imposed measures, without any assessment if they are right or wrong regarding Coronavirus itself.

Look out of your window: empty cities, no one on the streets, beautiful landscapes with no soul around, billions(sic!) of people sitting at home for weeks. The ideal environment to defeat Coronavirus? Maybe. But also a perfect setting for political stagnation.

The worst consequence of Coronavirus…

No, this text is not about increased country cooperation, lowered pollution levels, and even not about the legislative ban to eat cats and dogs.

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The best consequence of Coronavirus is that a huge number of people have met remote working. Before the lockdown, people usually thought about remote haughtily: “it’s not for us”, “truly inefficient”, “will crush our organization”, even if they had never tried it. But the lockdown forced critics to reduce their level of arrogance and just work remotely for some time. It will not matter much if they change their mind or not for now. What matters…

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You are probably an office worker. And perhaps you are at home now. “Stay the * at home,” wise people said. Let me guess… you are still working but now from home, right? What do you think of your new workplace? Do you like it? How is it going overall?


I’ll tell you a personal story. I was an office worker for about a decade, and it was a perfect time. I was lucky to be a part of cool teams involved in awesome projects. We were doing great during working hours, had a lot of trendy discussions on coffee…

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I called this text a long-brief history, because yes, it’s quite long compared to an average Medium article and contains much information. But on the other hand, it’s a brief history, it lacks a lot of details because even a whole 1000 page book is not enough to contain them all. Still, I call it the best, not because I wrote it, but because the information, which I present…

Ivan Khodyrev

15 years of coding journey

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