Java....what an abominable language

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KL7AJ, Jul 24, 2020.

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  1. K6CLS

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    Oh and BTW to get back on topic...

    UCSD Pascal was the Java of the day. Remember p-code?

    I remember running an Ada compiler, on a UCSD image, running on a 6502 emulator, on a Pr1me minicomputer, over a 300 baud modem, through a Gandalf terminal multiplexer, to the terminal program on my Apple ][ clone... What a nightmare.
     
  2. K1SZO

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    All languages have their problem and Java is no different. That said, Java is an extremely robust language and platform to develop on. Today's Java is way faster than earlier iterations to boot. In a previous employment we developed a high frequency options trading platform that ran on Java. (platform and trading side) If it were slow, that wouldn't have ever happen.

    On the systems side, I've written almost everything in Python since 1999. It's a fantastic language, but it too has it warts. That doesn't even remotely mean it's a bad language. In fact, it's by far my favorite language due to how simple and fast you can develop in it.

    In my current position we mainly use three languages.
    1. Python (system / application glue, automation, monitoring, etc)
    2. Java (items that require high speed multi-threading. For instance API brokers)
    3. JavaScript (Primary website (Salesforce Commerce Cloud), NodeJS, applications)
    All of them are great languages, all of them have warts.
     
  3. WA9SVD

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    I wonder how many computer "experts" today would even know what that means, much less HOW to do that.:rolleyes:
     
  4. K6CLS

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    You laugh, but it looks great ony resume!

    Although, isn't the usual advice to drop everything off the resume that is 40, 30, 20... 15 years old... ?
     
  5. WA9SVD

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    Perhaps. Nowadays, people don't stay in the same job for 40, 30, 20 ... or 15 years. Even 40, 30, 20,... 15 MONTHS is a record for longevity. (I worked one job where I survived FIVE stuporvisors [sic] in three years. Not all left voluntarily..)
     

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