On Tue, 02 May 2000, Billy Brown wrote:
> > So people are still using Java?
> Heh. Well, I know people who are learning Java, people who are teaching
> Java, and people who are talking about Java. I've yet to find anyone who has
> actually built anything with Java, aside from the personal toy-project stuff
> we all do to evaluate new technology.
You may be a little out of touch with the market then. Java is rapidly
becoming a standard environment for large-scale back-end systems. It *is*
a major turd on the front-end, hence why you don't usually see Java there,
but on the back-end it represents a very acceptable trade-off of features
as a development environment. Java is becoming a defacto standard for
server-side web work, largely because it is superior to most other options
as a general purpose back-end development tool in the Internet realm.
I have personally used Java for several large-scale (>100k LoC) projects
and expect to be doing an increasing amount of Java work on the back-end
in the future.
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