Academics slam Java
smorrey at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 07:37:41 MST 2008
We just had this debate a couple of days ago on the same paper.
In short it was determined that Ada Rulez! and any language which
does not allow you to do crazy dangerous things such as manipulate
pointers, Droolz! This would include Java.
On Jan 11, 2008 7:27 AM, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> Academics slam Java
> By Phil Manchester
> Learn a real language
> The choice of Java as a first programming language in computer science
> courses is undermining good programming practice, according to two
> leading academics.
> In a withering attack on those responsible for setting the curriculum
> for computer science courses, doctors Robert Dewar and Edmond
> Schonberg of New York University (and principals of Ada language
> specialist Adacore) have said the lack of mathematical rigor and
> formal techniques is producing "replaceable professionals" more suited
> to the outsourcing industry than software development.
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