There has been a great deal of buzz about Scala in the last year or so, and as we all know, buzz is always followed closely by the buzz-killers. Recently there have indeed been quite a few criticismsm of the language, including complaints ranging from wimpers about how “IDE support simply isn’t there” to cries from others that “the language is hard to understand and maintain”.
Perhaps the Scala nay-sayers should take the advice Neal Ford had to offer in a recent podcast on the topic of language reachability where he states “In what profession in the world is ‘it is too hard’ a valid reason not to do it... true professionals learn to do hard things”
When it comes right down to it, there seems to be some common thinking and fallacies found amongst those who disparage the Scala language. Read the full article as Craig Tataryn addresses the Scala FUD:
Addressing the Scala FUD
Craig Tataryn will be presenting two sessions at TSSJS 2011, covering the ins and outs of Wicket and Scala. TheServerSide Java Symposium is less than two weeks away, so register now and join us all on the 16th!