[BangPypers] A question for us...

Amit Saha amitsaha.in at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 10:01:34 CET 2009


On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:30 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
<abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Ramdas S <ramdas at developeriq.com> wrote:
>>
>> Answer is $$$ is required for funding conferences. The organizers did not
>> find anyone with $$$ who has some vested interest in Python. If they had
>> you'd see Python there. I you look at sponsors of the conference, you can
>> map them easily to talks/topics of interest.
>>
>> In India for every python developer you can find 5K java developers. As a
>> company CEO will you look at Python or Java, when it is not the decision
>> maker who'll write the code?
>>
>
> Corporate vested interests is the reason. Sun invented java not for
> evangelism or altruism but to attract a lot of developers to its pantheon
> and of course to get entrenched in all kinds of computing on the
> network  using Internet, the original design goal of Java.
>
> Big companies keep doing this from time to time since investing
> and standardizing on a language is often the most sureshot way to
> get developers on to their platforms (but surely a very expensive way
> of doing it). Microsoft did it for VB/C++ and now C# and .NET, Apple
> for Obj-C and Sun for Java. Of course IBM also has a lot of investment
> in Java, since though Sun invented it, IBM has made more money from it
> than Sun ;-)

he.  So true. So true.

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