Can we get a Java forum up in here please? Thanks
There used to be a Java forum, but it was pruned along with a few other forums to make things less cluttered.
AFAIK, the criteria for pruning was to cull/combine low traffic forums into other forums.
I guess General Web Development & Application Design Issues would be the best fit. Including "Java" somewhere in the thread title should help.
It's absolutely everywhere on the desktop, and a lot of universities make it their mission to churn out Java developers to join the work force (hence the term JavaSchools for these universities).
I add my voice to those who want to have the Java forum reinstated. I was before interested in PHP but recently have switched to Java. I know there are many people like me, and as long as the java forum is open the visitor number will grow steadily. Java is now attracting more attention thanks largely to mobile Apps development mainly done in Java.
I therefore would request the Sitepoint ADMINS to reinstate java again.
Well, Java is no doubt extremely valuable as a desktop programming language, with its ability to be distributed to multiple OS's with little work. I can understand why the forum did not catch on here as this is a web development community, but to rageh's point, I wonder if we could draw attention to the forum from the mobile development crowd?