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Yes and if you believe their data, Pascal and ADA are also on the ascendancy.

I can see some rationales for both modern Pascal dialects and Ada as application languages. Foot-shooting is less readily achieved than in C or C++, and the compilers and libraries are mature, so you can do some pretty heavy lifting. As well, Oracle is scaring people away from the JVM, so where the answer for a lot of apps used to be "Java, period," now we're probably seeing more investigation of alternatives.

I can't imagine anyone being chased away from Java by Oracle's IP claims would run to Java. They are such different languages, so much so that this assertion is as audacious as claiming people who recently quit smoking are becoming addicted to cabbage and other leafy vegetables.

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