snydeq writes: "As browser makers move to block vulnerable plug-ins, Java's future as a client-side platform is uncertain, writes Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister. 'Java developers hate to hear that their language of choice is becoming the new Cobol, but it already resembles that venerable language in at least one respect: Java is used far more often on the server side than on the client. That trend only seems to be increasing. Case in point: The Mozilla Foundation announced this week that it's blocking certain versions of the Java plug-in from running in its Firefox browser. However, Firefox isn't alone in squeezing Java out of the browser; the Metro-style version of Internet Explorer 10 won't support plug-ins at all, Java included.'"