Mike C. Fletcher: Has it really been 18 years since I did Java?


I've definitely had to touch Java in the intervening years, but the last big Java project I can remember working on was in 1997. And that was a VR Mutech that we ripped out and replaced with C++ and Javascript ASAP. Java code always seems somewhat like someone is pulling my leg...

You wrote 43 lines of code to define two methods, both of which are literally one-line calls that forward the call to another method? You wrote 30 lines of code to read the first line of a file and print it to stdout?

sure, I get it, you can pull in huge numbers of coders and chain them to the wagon... but seriously it seems 90% of their effort is pulling the wagon sideways against each other. I also realize that likely 99% of the code is actually written by some Eclipse plugin that generates meaningless boilerplate... but then you've got to maintain that cr*p forever or let it rot.