Academics slam Java

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Fri Jan 11 13:34:51 MST 2008


On 10 Jan 2008, at 21:56, Levi Pearson wrote:

> I suspect that if our CS schools continue to get dumbed down, the pace
> of innovation in softwaret tools will slow even further.  As computers
> get put in more and more devices, and they start to have more powerful
> hardware, you'll get the same plug-together grunt coders writing the
> software in them and you'll see more and more devices crashing or
> being incompatible with one another.  I hope enough people will get
> decent education or educate themselves such that we can continue to
> get similar reliability in our devices that we have now.
>

Thank goodness for open source communities and mentalities where we  
encourage each other to continue our own educations, whether formally  
or informally.  If formal education kills off software engineering I  
think that it will live on in this grassroots/underground fashion and  
continue to thrive.




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