Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:17 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Legal Java creator James Gosling: "Just because Sun didn't have patent suits in our genetic code doesn't mean we didn't feel wronged. While I have differences with Oracle, in this case they are in the right. Google totally slimed Sun. We were all really disturbed, even Jonathan: he just decided to put on a happy face and tried to turn lemons into lemonade, which annoyed a lot of folks at Sun." Ouch. Also, doesn't jive with Schwartz' comments - might be illustrative of how bad things really were at the once great Sun.
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RE[2]: C++ forever
by Beta on Tue 1st May 2012 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE: C++ forever"
Beta
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2005-07-06

Seriously there is one language that has, on it's own, nurtured an explosion of great apps in the last couple years: *Javascript* + HTML + CSS3.

If Java can be a pile of crap that encourages more piles of crap, wth is Javascript on that spectrum.
It is still a few years from being anywhere decent enough to write full blown apps that don’t churn and cycle‐collect through the user experience.

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RE[3]: C++ forever
by kwan_e on Tue 1st May 2012 01:16 in reply to "RE[2]: C++ forever"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"Seriously there is one language that has, on it's own, nurtured an explosion of great apps in the last couple years: *Javascript* + HTML + CSS3.

If Java can be a pile of crap that encourages more piles of crap, wth is Javascript on that spectrum.
It is still a few years from being anywhere decent enough to write full blown apps that don’t churn and cycle‐collect through the user experience.
"

I recently was involved with writing a web interface for a mainframe program using Dojo. Unbelievably, I came out of it wishing Java was more like Javascript.

There's something Python-esque about Javascript.

* I love Python as well. Between C++ and Python, everything is covered.

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