Academics slam Java

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
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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