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What are the main weaknesses of Java as a programming language?

My answer to What are the main weaknesses of Java as a programming language? on Quora

A cultural bias towards over-engineering. In my experience Java code often ends up a huge network of Factories and AbstractFactories and Visitors and XML configuration files and every design pattern you care to mention, dozens of classes many of which contain hardly any procedural code at all. A lot of Java projects are essentially impossible to navigate without an IDE.

This is What are the main weaknesses of Java as a programming language? by Simon Willison, posted on 15th October 2010.

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