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RE: My Very Own Bile on Java

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Joe Ottinger has got out a rant of his own (are you are St. Louis fan? jk :).

He rants about Java from all angles:

  • JVM: It sucks as it isn’t on every desktop
  • API: “The API sucks for a lot of reasons. It lacks real focus, often providing multiple paths to a single end; Swing or AWT? StringTokenizer or Scanner? Date or Calendar? DOM or SAX? Reader or InputStream?”
  • The People: He complains about some of the requests from Java users

I have an issue with some of the issues, mainly the complaints about changes to the Java language.

JAVA IS A PLATFORM!

Embrace other languages. Embrace other ways to express your ideas. There is NO perfect language.

NOTE: Joe, I agree with your memory management issues. I think you are correct. I just singled out ONE point, that although Java the language doesn’t need to be changed for everyones whim, I wish that Sun thought of Java as more of a platform (as .NET does), and puts more behind other languages, which allow people to express themselves in a way that makes sense to them. That is all mate :)

One Response to “RE: My Very Own Bile on Java”

  1. epesh.blog-city.com Says:

    Dion: You missed my point.

    Dion Almaer responded, sort of, to my previous blog entry, and I think he’s incorrect.

    Mr. Almaer, with all due respect, I think you should try reading what I wrote, instead of responding sans understanding.

    While my initial point about the JVM

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