jhibschman at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 7 05:00:34 CEST 2003
> I think many people spend time on Java and university uses
> Java because Sun Microsystem spends much money to promote and
> develop the Java language.
Actually, in my experience, students will complain endlessly if they
have to use a language that they don't think will immediately get them a
job. So, usage of C, C++, and Java is probably student-driven, not
I was a grad student at UC Berkeley for years, and I remember horror
stories from the CS grad students about undergrads bitching endlessly
about having to use Scheme, because "no one uses Scheme in the real world."
Personally, I think this reveals that people are thinking of university
more as a trade school, at least in CS, rather than a "mind-broadening"
education. The humanities people never worry that Chaucer isn't used in
"the real world."
I mean, people major in "computer science" not "computer programming."
Computer science is, well, complexity, algorithms, design interactions,
and so on; things independent of brute coding.
This doesn't really help you, but I am guessing that it's your fellow
students who demand Java.
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