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What is the most popular programming language?

Posted in Programming with tags , on December 28, 2006 by wsjoung

According to TIOBE, currently Java is the most popular language and C/ C++ are second, third placed.

They update top 20 languages every month, based on their rating method. And they use couple of webs searching engines to count on its resources like availability of skilled engineers, courses and third party vendors.

I think accuracy of this result is not important. It should be just for fun especially if you are the programmer who is using one of top 5. And personally I would like to suggest them that those programming languages should be categorized, because to compare Java with SAS or PL/SQL is not make sense. It’s just like comparing orange with apple.

Java SE 6 Key Features

Posted in Java with tags , on December 13, 2006 by wsjoung

New Security Features and Enhancements

  • Native platform Security (GSS/Kerberos) integration.
  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module that employs LDAP authentication
  • New Smart Card I/O API
    » Find out more


Integrated Web Services

  • New API for XML digital signature services for secure web services
  • New Client and Core Java Architecture for XML-Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0 APIs
  • New support for Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0
    » Find out more


Scripting Language Support (JSR 223)

  • New framework and API for scripting languages
  • Mozilla Rhino engine for JavaScript built into the platform
    » Find out more


Enhanced Management and Serviceability

  • Improved JMX Monitoring API
  • Runtime Support for dTrace (Solaris 10 and future Solaris OS releases only)
  • Improved memory usage analysis and leak detection
    » Find out more


Increased Developer Productivity

  • JDBC 4.0 support (JSR 221)
  • Significant library improvements
  • Improvements to the Java Platform Debug Architecture (JPDA) & JVM Tool Interface


Improved User Experience

  • look-and-feel updates to better match underlying operating system
  • Improved desktop performance and integration
  • Enhanced internationalization support