Jason Hunter says it better than I could.
It’s been 10 years since Java started beating C++ in the mindshare game. Sure, C++ is still widely used, but it’s mindshare is small compared to Java. JavaOne this year they celebrated Java’s 10 year anniversary on stage with a big cake. It reminded me that C++ itself was 10 years old when Java came on the scene. Remember back: Java wasn’t as “good” as C++. It did less; it ran slower. Its sole advantage was simplicity — a language easier to write and deploy — and over time it got more featureful and faster.
tags: java ruby lessismore