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re: Oh! This is a good one. I had a few forays into programming—websites when I was younger, and some computer science in college. I learned to progra...
 

🔥🔥 that’s awesome. I love ruby but unfortunately I use Java 😭

 

Well Ruby has a way of kicking you in the teeth over some wacky scenarios. Enjoy some safety in types while you have it.

Word, this is prob a sub topic, but do you ever see anything replacing java?

Yeah, plenty.

Kotlin and Scala come to mind for obvious reasons. Swift, Elixir, Go, Rust, lots of newer stuff which can take Java's place in a lot of contexts where it's popular.

There's a long way to go, but I think Java will gradually trend down and have a lot of different languages take its place. And it will keep evolving and have a place forever. I haven't followed closely but Oracle v. Google can't have helped Java's place in the world.


via Stack Overflow

It seems like JavaScript is the only language with any kind of true moat on its popularity right now because it runs in the browser. And that will go away with WebAssembly.

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