The Future for Java

  • John Hunt
Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)


It is always difficult to predict the future of the computer industry. Had I been writing in 1994, I would not have predicted the emergence of a new object-oriented language which could well come to dominate the object-oriented programming market. This chapter is therefore divided into a number of sections. The first considers the developments which are likely to occur to the Java language and the Java environment. The next section considers the influence and effect of the Internet and the World Wide Web. The following section considers Java’s role as an educational tool (rather than as an industrial-strength development language) and the final section predicts a little of what might happen over the next five years.


Virtual Machine Java Virtual Machine Java Application Object Technology Class Library 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hunt
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwyth, Dyfed, WalesUK
  2. 2.JayDee TechnologyChippenhamUK

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