It won’t die. It will live on forever. It will survive climate change, a Yucatan Chicxulub-scale meteorite, and nuclear war. It is the COBOL of the Internet age.
This is just my personal feeling, which I am entitled to vent. As a veteran IT professional, I want to use a programming tool that:
- Is solidly designed for software engineering, not designed in ten days under pressure and ugly politics from the Netscape overlord, and subsequently patched by ECMA with a potpourri of features causing the language to bloat to over 545 pages of spec!
- Is pleasant to program in, with a clean syntax and clean semantics that allow the language to get out of the way while I focus on writing my application.
- Is small enough that I can learn it quickly and thoroughly, and hold it in my head without taxing my precious mental energy. Life is too short to work so hard and, frankly, I’m 2LAZY2 anyway.
Now that I got that off my chest, I feel much better. Ahhhhhh…