in reply to Java vs. Perl from the CB (no CB log included)
This rocks, not least of all as lots of mailing lists I am on are contrasting these two languages. This chat was the most fun I loaded up Carl Douglas's Kung Fu Fighting on MP3 and read it through
I have spent years wanting to work with skilled Java Developers , I still am. All the java developers I have experienced are proud of their professionality, which seems to mean, their not technically minded (waiting days for a sys admin to hold their hand), confined to one OS and often one IDE, they see this as a redeeming feature: presuming this makes them specialists.
Of course these are only my experiences and entirely subjective, and have only been made since the inception of Java development. This condition seems only to manifest itself elsewhere with VB. Which is pretty much tied to one IDE and OS