Some people seem to believe that Node.js might have a chance at overtaking Java in the near future. Can Java really be dethroned? Why/why not?
Top 20 Java Influencer Mario Fusco
What would you like to see in Java 10?
I’m really excited about everything that is planned in Project Valhalla. Value types will be for sure the most relevant improvement, and generic specialization will allow to avoid tons of unnecessary boxing/unboxing operations that are very time consuming. Probably the usefulness of reified generics will be a bit more limited, but they will help a lot programmers like me who work on the development of frameworks and libraries that in general require an heavier use of reflections. Finally recently I saw an email of Brian Goetz that announced the possibility of introducing pattern matching in Java. This will help to limit the use (and abuse) of the visitor pattern and however any change that could increase the functional programming capabilities of Java is very welcome for me.