Another year, another programming language. E in a Walnut: "We have entered the age of globally distributed computing with a vengeance. Anyone who has cobbled together a major system with a hodgepodge of Web servers, Java, JSP, SQL, CGI, CORBA, RMI, XML, and Perl knows that this cannot be the toolset we will use in 20 years. The sooner we move up to the tools of 20 years hence, the better off we will be."