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Re: [ljc] Why Java?

From: Tom H.
Sent on: Monday, June 25, 2012 11:30 PM
On 25/06/2012, alexander sharma <[address removed]> wrote:

> I wanted to ask why so many people decided to work with Java.
> What started their interest in Java. In my case one of the main reasons was
> because
> most jobs are in java and the pay is better than for php for example
> creating a "safety" net when looking for a job, but recently I have started
> working with python and realized that the code is much easier to read.

I switched to Java back in '97. It fixed all but one of my main
grumbles with C++ at the time Robustness (lack of), memory management,
overcomplicated types, header files, etc. The one thing which it
didn't fix is syntax where Python wins. I was very fortunate to have
the opportunity to switch.

I believe it's one of the embarrassments of the software industry that
we've not managed improve on Java after all these years.

Tom

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