[San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled

r l tamp4xstealth at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 24 11:05:10 PDT 2010

Java can scale with more ease and has better memory sharing/threading support.  
Take in the case where you have to write a multithreaded realtime server (one 
thread per incoming client) that uses one DBI connection amongst many detached 
threads ... it is impossible with out doing all your SQL queries in the initial 
process or forking. Sure you can use a "pool" but you run into the same problem 
again once you peak the pool.  Java does have its limitation too, that is when 
you go the erlang route....

From: Nicholas Wehr <pm at bionikchickens.com>
To: Chris Radcliff <chris_radcliff at mac.com>
Cc: san-diego-pm at mail.pm.org
Sent: Fri, September 24, 2010 9:48:37 AM
Subject: Re: [San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled

I've also heard recently that companies doing M&A diligence will put a higher 
valuation on Java (specifically) than on a "scripting language". I have written, 
and continue to write, huge systems in Perl and find this statement to be 
disturbing to the core of my being. If this is true, it may impact our choice of 
platform and those of other companies who have acquisition in mind as a real 
exit strategy.

Of course I have no evidence to support this statement; I was hoping somebody 
here could comment on the validity of this claim?


On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Chris Radcliff <chris_radcliff at mac.com> wrote:

On Sep 23, 2010, at 9:04 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>> Gautam> Yeah, the company I'm in is rewriting everything in Java from Perl. 
>> Gautam> was because the Senior Designer thought it would be easier to find
>> Gautam> good Java developers, then Perl developers.
>> This is exactly what I'm hoping to avoid, because it's a step backward
>> for humanity.
>I work for a company that's doing the opposite. We have a few older systems 
>written in other languages, but we're migrating them to Perl because our 
>engineers all know it and use it regularly.
>That said, I do think Perl hasn't kept up with some of "hot stuff" languages 
>like Python and Ruby in terms of frameworks, which are the first line of contact 
>for many new programmers. Want to use GAE? Learn Python or (*shudder*) Java. 
>Wonder what this Rails business is about? Learn Ruby. Wordpress plugins? PHP. 
>The language itself is becoming a commodity item, chosen as a side effect of the 
>application environment.
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