The world of IT embraces and celebrates ‘new’ more than any other industry. New, creative innovations enjoy a meteoric rise in popularity and interest – seemingly overnight – for the potential benefits they can deliver to early adopters. What do smartphones, tablet computers, iPods, social media, and wireless networking have in common? They were all innovations of the last decade, and already we can’t imagine life without some of them.
In a market crowded with new entrants each year, existing and established technologies have to fight to remain current, relevant and valuable. Already Java is considered to be getting old and applications written in Java are being labelled ‘legacy’.
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