Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Review: Beyond Java

What's interresting, is that I think you hit a point with java as a language for poor programmers (even if I think there are really good programmers in the java community, look at Hibernate for example or JBoss). But here in France most managers choose Java because they don't want to depend upon good programmers, they want to depends upon bad programmers. In fact buzz word here for managers is "Industrialization of software production" which sounds as "programmers are the new semiskilled worker" (Managers prefers when human beings just becomes non essential ressources). That's Why I prefer the term rationalization (which for me means better Q&A and realistic project management specific to software production).

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