by xagile - 2006-04-11 08:20
In 2001 I learned Java in order to keep my job (Which I was laid off from two years later.) At the time, I was a senior level Perl developer... Yes, that is right, we were actually doing development, and not just web, with Perl, including advanced OO.
While I did learn to love Java, I saw my productivity decrease dramatically. Of course, you would expect productivity to drop when you are learning a new language, but I don't believe my productivity with Java has ever reached the level that I was able to achieve in Perl. However, until recently I always believed that Java was superior for it's broad appeal and ease of use.
Over the last few years though, Java has gotten much more complex and Python and Ruby have both grown in stability and installed base. Today, I think that strong arguments can be made against using Java. However, as a code whore (i.e. consultant) I will write java if that is what I am paid to do.
by thiagosc - 2006-04-12 18:08
by xagile - 2006-04-12 19:15
True, WRT Perl. What about Ruby? Or Python? Or Smalltalk? Or Perl 6 (Sometime in the 22nd century when it's ready for production)?
And, regarding the IDE, maybe the reason no dynamic language has powerful IDEs like Java is that they haven't felt the need for one yet. VB has always had a strong IDE. It even has a good GUI builder. Does that mean that VB is better than Java?
by thiagosc - 2006-04-13 03:35
by thiagosc - 2006-04-13 03:21
by hithacker - 2006-04-12 23:50
by xagile - 2006-04-13 10:20
by hithacker - 2006-04-13 23:23
by ilazarte - 2006-04-12 07:47
by xagile - 2006-04-12 17:40
by rlinwood - 2006-04-10 04:30
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