Why I Use Java
opensouce.com, September 3rd, 2019
September 3, 2019,
Volume 258, Issue 1

There are probably better languages than Java, depending on work requirements. But I haven't seen anything yet to pull me away

"I believe I started using Java in 1997, not long after Java 1.1 saw the light of day. Since that time, by and large, I've really enjoyed programming in Java; although I confess these days, I'm as likely to be found writing Groovy scripts as "serious code" in Java.

Coming from a background in FORTRAN, PL/1, Pascal, and finally C, I found a lot of things to like about Java. Java was my first significant hands-on experience with object-oriented programming. By then, I had been programming for about 20 years, and it's probably safe to say I had some ideas about what mattered and what didn't..."

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