[Novalug] [OT] New programming langugages based on JVM -- was "Scala users"
jpwarren00 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 15:38:56 EDT 2009
Very true Dave, very true.
At work I only have time for PHP and the usual CSS and HTML it sometimes
involves. It takes months to learn a new language on your own time, family
and social life willing, so it's very rarely worth the effort.
I think Scala might be different though, it's designed by the designer of
the JAVAC reference compiler, and binary compatibility with plain Java
libraries is one of the primary goals of it's design. With Oracle running
Java now, who knows, maybe Scala will be a more attractive enterprise
alternative. I definitely think it has the potential.
On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 2:40 PM, American Dave <novalug at soupy.org> wrote:
> There are so many constraints when doing work for other people that
> you'll be lucky if you can do things like take the time to learn new
> languages on the job. You have to fix something, get something to
> market, work well with your other developers, etc. Not to say you
> shouldn't think outside of the box with new languages and ideas, just
> that having that freedom is often a luxury.
> One thing to take note of is that when you drill down on anything
> "good", you'll start to see that it's messy.
> -A. Dave
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