Entries tagged programming, java
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Google invest vast resources in to language improvements, and have been doing so for over a decade now. Just off the top of my head...[... 184 words]
No, because Scala is harder to master than Java.[... 54 words]
Why is Java perceived as not cool for startups? We seem to be getting a lot of feedback lately that a startup should be using Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python, etc., if they want to be agile and iterate quickly.
You should re-evaluate your beliefs. Dynamic language programmers spend a great deal of time thinking about code quality and maintainability. TDD (and BDD), which I believe was first popularised within the Ruby community) are extremely widespread, and profiling and debugging tools are widely used and constantly improved. A strong test suite provides far more effective protection against bugs than static typing and an IDE.[... 152 words]