The Second Coming of Java: Clinton-Era Relic Returns to Rule Web | Wired

But over the past few years, Java has evolved into something very different. It has quietly become the primary foundation for most the net’s largest and most ambitious operations, including Google, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Square, as well as Twitter. “It’s everywhere,” says Krikorian. In the summer of 2011, Bob Lee — the chief technology officer at Square and a former engineer at Google — announced at a prominent software conference that the web was “on the cusp of a Java renaissance.” Two years later, this renaissance is upon us. Like Twitter, many other companies have realized that Java is particularly well suited to building web services that can stand up to the massive amounts of traffic streaming across the modern internet. “Java is really the only choice when it comes to the requirements for a company like ours — extreme performance requirements and extreme scalability requirements,” Lee says of Square,

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