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Harry Reid hung on to beat Sharron Angle this past election day. It wasn’t that the voters of Nevada loved him, it was just that the other candidate was so much worse. Much the same can be said of Java for enterprise applications: meh, but the alternatives are worse.
That’s not surprising, as most of the alternatives to Java have focused on the things that made Java such a poor solution for webapps — over engineered, thousands of different ways to roll your own