Solving for Java's 'Mixed Blessing'

Scott Sellers, CEO, Azul Systems

As a programming language, Java has the distinction in today's execution environment of being famously imperfect, what some call a "mixed blessing". Waters reported in February rising levels of usage of alternatives like R and Python, as well as a trend among quantitative firms to open-source coding libraries for the industry to collectively iterate and improve upon. Making Java—still by far the most popular coding language in terms of trained programmers—work in an ultra-low-late