Coder pushed out an article on Saturday
most frustrating of programming languages currently in existence.
And how was this conclusion made? Basically, a comparison was made between how many people were
using a given programming language, and how many inane questions about that language were posted
So, if 17% of the programmers in the world use Java, then 17% of the questions on StackOverflow
should be Java related. However, since only 7.6% of StackOverflow questions were Java related, Java
are running into problems.
It's an interesting, if not highly unscientific, glimpse at what's happening in the programming
If you're a programmer, you're either a .NET programmer, or Java programmer, or you're a C++ person
or perhaps even knee deep in Objective C. But nobody writes down on their resume that their primary
enterprise development these days, whether you're a Java Developer or a .NET developer, there comes
completely immersed in Hibernate, JPA and SQL, you might be able to isolate yourself from
browser-script, but otherwise you need to know it.
consequences of client side scripting
And what is the consequence of this? It means that highly competent Java or C++ programmers find
themselves humbly asking questions on the Internet that start out with a preamble such as: "I've
Like it or not, polishing off an enterprise application and providing the functionality and user
only a fact, but it's also a sad reflection of the lack of progress that's been made in terms of
both server-side technologies and client side standards, forcing developers to move away from their
core competencies, and making them tinker around with a client side script that they never, ever,
cared to be adept at in the first place.
Maybe the emergence of HTML5 based technologies, or the uptake of frameworks such as GWT or Vaadin,
will reduce the need for enterprise developers with strong Java or C skills to post cries for help
investment of an enterprise developer's time.
Programming Language Bias
18 Nov 2011