Although I find fanboy teenage view a bit harsh to say, I have to agree here.
Java is actually very mature and got lots of new features in the past years.
All the same has been said about Scala when it was released and it was hyped. I actually liked it because it had some nice features borrowed from Erlang. Nevertheless, it didn’t get mainstream as Java is.
And Lombok actually pretty handy. Have a look at my article about modern software development in Java.
So, I wouldn’t burn all the Java books yet. It’s always good to have a look at new languages, even learn those languages but I’m still skeptic about if it will at some point in time take over the role that Java has right now.
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