re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have? VIEW POST

re: The verbosity of Java doesn’t hurt a bit.

I recently had to fix a catastrophe of an Android application, on a tight schedule, with little Android programming experience, and a rusty Java, and I agree: what’s the problem with having to instantiate an anonymous class from an interface to implement an event listener, when you just have to type the first three characters of the listener method to have the IDE write the whole thing? And when you read the code, your brain will just skip from setOnClickListener to onClick anyway.

In the end, the help you can get from the IDE because you’re using a proper language like Java trumps the verbosity.

And that was in Android Studio: it’s a proper IDE, but it’s not that good.

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