The responses confirmed my suspicion that while the JVM is action-packed, the Java language itself didn't fare as well due to the long release cycle and various delays. Oracle should take note that Java developers are spending so much time writing non-Java. This presents a great opportunity for Typesafe (the Scala company) and Pivotal (which employs some key Groovy people) to gain and monetize developer mind share, possibly at Oracle's expense.
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