Disruptive Programming Languages
Spotted in Bill Clementson's Blog
In that presentation, he used Clayton Christensen's excellent book The Innovator's Dilemma to illustrate how even entrenched programming languages such as Java and C could lose dominance and market share when confronted with disruptive changes in technology
I used "The Innovators Dilemma" for "Open Source in Software Development" in my MBA dissertation, so I am a real sucker for this type of analysis. It is interesting that more and more presentations on new languages seem to be popping up; dissatisfaction with the main languages is growing, or is this a quest for more research grants? My bet is that it is the former, and a language radically different from C/C++/Java will emerge ( hopefully sooner rather than later).