when you regret open sourcing Java because eventually your daughter has to learn it
FWIW, open-source Java is still a Good Thing (IMO). Pre-Java, everyone was using C or C++ for *everything*. Like, database loaders and little GUI utilities.
Java’s a safe, boring language with a big ecosystem that’s relatively pain-free even when dealing with terrible codebases and APIs. It makes writing the 90% of software that is tedious, boring crap written by uninterested office workers more reliable and less painful.
(Also: not intended as a slam on uninterested office workers. It’s a good gig with decent pay and benefits.)
@suetanvil @RadicalEdward The third most popular language based on job postings, apparently: https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/most-popular-programming-languages/
@zbrown @be @suetanvil @RadicalEdward web applications handling tens of thousands of requests per second, that have never heard of Erlang and are so doomed to using tens of Gigabytes of RAM for accomplishing anything.
like, the JVM is an absolute marvel of engineering achievement. if you've never seen BEAM. and Go, for example, seems to never have seen either 🤷🏻♀️
@RadicalEdward the lesson here I think, dear developers, is be careful when developing, as you can't even imagine some of the consequences of your code...
Also, can't shebjust write a note that says, "yeah, I made Thai code and my daughter is e exempt from having to use it". May want to go with a more imposing sign off too, so instead of 'sincerely', try 'The Developer Hath Spoken'
@RadicalEdward Still much better than your daughter getting a school assignment in Visual Basic in PowerPoint, to serve as her (almost) first programming experience...
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.