Academics slam Java

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Jan 11 07:27:12 MST 2008

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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