[nycphp-talk] What does Java provide, redux

Paul A Houle paul at
Mon Aug 17 11:43:25 EDT 2009

Jerry B. Altzman wrote:
> Until you can amortize away that period of negative productivity while 
> you're switching languages, it's almost always better to stick with 
> what you know, unless there's a really really compelling other reason 
> (like: what you want to do can be done in 10% of the time in <new 
> language>)
    It's not so much the learning that I'm concerned about,  it's the 
rewriting of the problem-specific toolkits that I use.
> Erlang?
    Yes,  Erlang is one of the few.

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