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By bloid
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Published: Jan 18 2007 / 15:14

Think about this. Who pays your wages, Mr. Java Developer? Clients, or if you’re in a larger organisation , the business folks. Do you think any of them care about Java? Do any of them know what Java is? All they want is to get things done, quickly , and with as few mistakes as possible.
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andrewnewdigate complained ago:

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andrewnewdigate reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 03:49:19

Never read such a lot of rot!

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arikthered complained ago:

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arikthered reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 05:08:38

Wow. This has to be the dumbest thing I've read. I do believe Java, as a language, is dying (built in scripting support... all the benefits of the JVM, none of the pain of Java). But Google spreadsheets as the killer (app)? This reminds me of the folks who claimed that email would kill the telephone.

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Jim Wilson replied ago:

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The tele-what?

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korcynsm reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 05:11:13

inflammatory bullshit

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mawcs complained ago:

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mawcs reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 05:18:46

Everybody's searching for a reason to say Java's dead... It's been 10+ years and they aren't right, yet.

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Kirill Grouchnikov complained ago:

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kirillcool reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 05:44:17

So laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame

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ct replied ago:

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humor++ boom, java dead, gone. i like how spreadsheets is completely unrelated java. next up, "Yahoo Email increases max size; kills Java"

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rick replied ago:

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This is a first - a link which made it to the front page and subsequently got more complaints than votes. It is unlikely to get "complained into oblivion" however, because it has so many clicks. In any case, the course this link has taken gives us food for thought.

Rick

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daniel replied ago:

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Yeah, this is pretty cool. We should take a screenshot and put in some sort of dzone museum...

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javacola replied ago:

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lol! is this the most interesting link ever on dzone?

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daniel replied ago:

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I suppose it is, given the controversy

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rick replied ago:

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Hardly! It is interesting solely because of the extent by which complaints outnumber votes. In truth, we should probably bury it, but too many people are clicking and watching it now. Oh, well!

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yumariso replied ago:

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I don't think that the votes number is correct - I voted for it by mistake. It is too easy to click on the vote button.

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lowellheddings reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 06:03:19

joining the party!

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jenseck replied ago:

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nooooo.... give me my vote back! dang it! lol! now it's happened to me!

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3monkeys reported this link as inaccurate on 01/18/2007 @ 06:13:22

Ok, Mr. Browne is on crack. Why would anyone need a java developer to 'do' a website for a spreadsheet?

1. Hmm, I think we need to be able to gather which health plans our employees are enrolled in.
2. OK, I’ll throw together a spreadsheet to show people what I want
3. Before I’ll give to our friendly Java developer and let him ‘do’ a website from it.
Soon I’ll just share this on Google.
4. Great , Loads of people are now using it, I’ll just the (Ruby / PHP / Insert other language here) guy to add one or two extra features.
5. Most Excellent. Why don’t we spin this off as a Web 2 company and sell it to EBay??

And what's with everyone marking this a lame? Clearly it is just plain inaccurate.

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xelipe reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 06:30:59

There should be a 'End of Java' category!

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bjd773 replied ago:

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Isn't Google Spreadsheets a java application?

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daniel replied ago:

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AFAIK, yes it is. :-)

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cbegin reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 08:15:02

Funny, I've spent the last 10 years replacing spreadsheets with Java applications....guess the pendulum is swinging back.

* Devil says: "It's cold in here."

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lnguyen reported this link as lame on 01/18/2007 @ 09:04:29

Why was this even submitted, ugh.

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jan vos replied ago:

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This wasn't a lame post, they only forgot to add the humor-tag. It's almost as funny as some weeks ago when somebody of the management level passed by to tell us he wouldn't need IT anymore now that Excel 2007 offered 1.000.000 lines/sheet :D

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redsolo reported this link as lame on 01/19/2007 @ 03:38:53

"I know of at least one US Fortune 100 company that (until recently) conducted most of it’s operations on little more than Microsoft Office and duct-tape"

Does he mean Enron?

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dubik replied ago:

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1. There is 1 (one) Fortune 100 company which uses Excel to do whatever they are doing. It doesn't work very well but suitable.
2. Google made a sharable spreadsheet (which is not even close to MS Excel, think about automation, macros, add-ins).

How the heck it will make impact on Java EE side?

Bullshit. Author, kill yourself by hitting a wall at high speed.

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luano reported this link as lame on 01/19/2007 @ 10:20:19

Troll

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dzone@portinfo.com reported this link as lame on 01/19/2007 @ 11:02:58

"These business people would be happy to run their organisations on Spreadsheets." No, they wouldn't.

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ssuravarapu reported this link as lame on 01/19/2007 @ 02:30:00

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dglasser replied ago:

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As soon as I read this line:

"These business people would be happy to run their organisations on Spreadsheets."

I realized that this guy, Paul Browne, is a complete, total idiot.

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ng100699 reported this link as lame on 01/21/2007 @ 12:13:26

One of the most confused rants I've ever read.

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wadewilson replied ago:

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Thanks for stealing 5 minutes of my life.

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