Caught this on Franky’s blog:
About an article written in the Australian on J2EE and .NET…this makes me shake my head.
Firstly, J2EE and .NET in slugfest! What a title, jeez, if people thought my moustache was going to be soooo 1980’s, this takes the cake full stop.
I mean, who honestly out there believes that the old “My platform and language is better than yours” argument is still relevant? Except for justifying the writing of articles such as this.
Why do I feel so outraged by such articles? Because they add no value! I mean, Eric goes from coast to coast like a man possessed, just check out the rhythm:
Anyway, Eric goes onto the rake up PHP, Perl, and Rainbow, all of which serve to cloud the already murky waters of his article.
I wish people wouldn’t write these kinds of sensational articles. In a time when as developers across the board, we should be focusing on higher level conversations around productivity and best practice, wasting cycles on which language/platform is the best is actually making us as a community go backwards. I’m a developer first and foremost, I care about SDLC, SCM, best practices, and I’ve chosen a set of tools and a platform that suites my needs and capabilities, as have many others. Do I care that another developer isn’t using my tools and platform? No! Do I want to talk to them about writing software quicker, smarter, better? Hell yeah! Do I want to read muck? Yes, but I’ll keep that to my gardening magazines ;)