Academics slam Java

Carl Youngblood carl at youngbloods.org
Fri Jan 11 08:24:41 MST 2008


On Jan 11, 2008 7:27 AM, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> 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.

Based merely on your description, sounds like what these guys want to
be are some high-paid non-replaceable ivory tower academics.  While I
agree that some languages are more productive than others, I think it
would be naive to claim that these aspects of languages are the main
causes of poor software quality and software project failures.

Cheers,
Carl



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