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Java Everywhere: Java as Universal Programming Language

Manuel Klein and I wrote an article about using Java as Universal Programming Language at heise Developer. Writing about programming language is always interesting since many developers look this topic as religion. You can see this in the discussion part of the article with more than 200 discussion threads. It is always the question which is the best programming language ever.

I'm just very pragmatic, Java is still the programming language to be chosen - with all its advantages and disadvantages, if you want to implement every single of your software with one programming language. It is often better to have one programming language for all part of your software and also for all the developers in your company, so that they can communicate and articulate. This has an analogy with a "normal" language.

A good example is English as a general purpose language. With English many people in the world can communicate with each other. Also a good example is Indonesian language. Indonesia consist of more than 13,000 island with 700 living languages. With Indonesian language "Bahasa Indonesia" it is for the first time possible to communicate with each other. So maybe the Indonesian language is not as effective as those other 700 languages but the power to be able to communicate with all is in my opinion the most important thing.

In this sense Happy Indonesian Independence Anniversary Day on 17th. of August 2017!

Enjoy reading Java as Universal Programming Language!

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