LISP is used in university computer science programs as a language to teach some of the most critical concepts in computer science. Most graduates don't end up using LISP for a living, despite some incredible niche applications of the language, such as deep space exploration. Likewise, learning Clojure and its concepts will make you a better programmer, even if you don't end up using it for your projects.
Java is no longer relevant
Though Java was my primary way of earning a living from about 1997 to 2015, it has long outlived the problems it solved. Java’s issues are being solved now by modern tools like Docker. Except for a few niche use cases, I no longer use Java for my projects.
What programming language to use for a brand new project?
In the past three years, I have been doing more and more of my work in Golang. If I had to pick a language for backend microservice development (which is where 99% of my career has been), I would now gladly choose Go.
JEE in the cloud era: building application servers
Nothing riles up the passions of the developer community more than pointing out that a technology is dead. Much to my surprise, Java Enterprise Edition still has fans loyal enough to get riled up . JEE as a specification may not be dead but bloated JEE application servers most certainly are and have been for well over a decade.
Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed
I am putting together an Ubuntu Server box to act as a RAID file server for our family photo, video and document archives. It’s been a long time since I put together a hardware system myself and I am enjoying the experience. It is good to catch up on new technologies – last time I … Continue reading Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed