Phil Greenspun is dissing Java. He calls it the SUV of programming tools
This is, naturally, a highly commendable activity. But the metaphor doesn't speak to me. I'd say that Java is the peacock's tail of programming tools. It's a pointlessly heavy, over-engineered and difficult system to use. And the only advantage is that the guys who can use it are demonstrating extraordinary intelligence and capacity for hard work.
By Phil Greenspun
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