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Java Noah 17/07/31(Mon)01:09 No. 5058
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What does /pr/ think of Java? Is it still worth learning?

I want to get into software development and I'm not sure what language to pickup.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 17/08/01(Tue)15:04 No. 5059

IMO Java is a pretty uncomfortable language. It sits in a place where it doesn't do anything particularly well.
* It hates the programmer. Java offers basically no facilities to save typing, and a lot of its constructs are awfully verbose. It's not unusual to have to do stuff like VeryLongTypeName veryLongTypeName = new VeryLongTypeName(). The amount of boilerplate code in a given Java application tends to grow over time as a consequence. It can also lead to unintentional coupling.
* It has okay performance for a lot of domains, but it can't be used for number crunching if performance is important. C, C++, and Fortran are still king in this department.

Unless you need to interface with some specific code, anything that can be done in Java can generally be done in some other language more easily.
The only domain I've seen it used well was if you absolutely need to distribute a single executable that will work on several platforms. This, it does well, but so does C#.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 17/08/16(Wed)06:04 No. 5062
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Personally I love Java. It's very comfy to write in and you always get stuff done. Those long names and the reason they don't offer many ways to save typing time that >>5059 mentions is because you're supposed to write clean code people can understand just by looking at it (without reading comments). Java is meant to be shared and it is, there's a ton of stuff out there ready to be used in your program.

I'd recommend Java to anyone because you'll basically learn C# and ActionScript 3 at the same time as you're learning Java.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 17/08/17(Thu)23:32 No. 5063

>>5062
>Those long names and the reason they don't offer many ways to save typing time that >>5059 mentions is because you're supposed to write clean code people can understand just by looking at it (without reading comments).
You can write self-documenting code in most languages, and a lot of them don't punish you for writing in them.

>I'd recommend Java to anyone because you'll basically learn C# and ActionScript 3 at the same time as you're learning Java.
Does anyone even use Flash anymore, outside of hobbyist projects?



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