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Re: [ljc] Why Java?

From: Jon H.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:34 AM
I think java is about the right level of complexity, c is too 'hardcore' for many needs, unless you work on operating systems or embedded machinery, and php is too lame (I hate php) and favoured by web designers cos their small brains can handle it (I'm a bit bitter and twisted when it comes to php people calling themselves 'programmers')

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From: "Ben Evans" <[address removed]>
Date: Tue, Jun 26,[masked]:35
Subject: [ljc] Why Java?
To: <[address removed]>

Simple - money.

In 1998 I was a starving graduate student in the Physics department,
and had been making some money by tutoring a disabled undergrad Comp
Sci student.

He was due to start working with a new language called Java, which I
knew next-to-nothing about, but agreed to learn it in order to stay
ahead of the class and teach him.

Fortunately, I was also writing a monthly column about tech and the
Internet for the student newspaper, so I knew a bit about search
engines. I got so into using one of those search engines, that I
resolved to write about it for my column - and rang up and spoke to a
couple of guys who'd worked on the search engine - Larry & Sergey.

Nice guys - I wonder whatever happened to them?

After that, Java was a language that I knew, but it didn't really
become my primary focus until a few years later when I started working
in finance.

Ben

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM, alexander sharma
<[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi
>
> 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.
>
> Basically I wanted to know why different people choose Java as their main
> language.
>
> Technical reasons, code readability, have they tried and compared other
> languages, what are their backgrounds.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
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