Oracle has killed the golden goose
Why would anyone want to do anything java related now?
Oracle has begun to verify software tools from third-party vendors designed to monitor the licensing of Java products in enterprise environments, prompting a warning from one expert. In March, the omnipresent software giant began to include Java tools in its software licensing audits, often feared by users who can get caught …
We actually moved to Corretto in the end.
When oracle came and told us they were going to charge us for all our Java, we decided to move _everything_ away from oracle. Every java and other oracle software [there was a lot] is gone. We are down to under a hundred DB cores, and this was many multiples of this. Our Oracle licensing cost was multiple millions /mo.
Now they cant believe that we have dumped 98% of our bill. When they came to try to sell us OCI they were told get in the f***ing sea.
It's still very strange to see just how far down the scum drain Java has gone.
I remember the late 90's to first couple years of the 2000's when Java was _THE_ thing to know. A 6 week course could yield a $90,000 pay check in California (for a short while, Colorado too). Long gone are those days but, the thing that was making Java so hot in those earlier years has long been extinguished by Oracle themselves.