8/21/07

Language "wars"


I'ts me or we are at "war" again?
As the old history goes, in the nineties, OO Warlocks fought each other from their towers, everyone claiming to have The Methodology, until some of they settled for the "Unified Philosopher Stone" or something like that... (I always thought it was strange that the outcome of a methodology war as a notation, but I digress)
After that, came the agile jihad, trying to burn the non-believers in the stake, all in the name of the eXtremellyPurity religion, causing great havoc in the process world (and every process guru claimed "I'm agile too!", probably to satisfy the angry mob... but agile waterfall got burned anyway). Is funny now how many experts now say "XP is very good, but if you do < insert your favorite common sense practice >, is even better!"

And now, the languages!
Well, is not really a war, I guess is more like in the OO-java-roman.net empire, encounters with the Rubyites or the functional programming tribes and similars(the Haskells, Lisperers, or Schemitas) are getting more common... their hordes always roamed in far away places, but they are getting closer and closer. Even the habitants of island of JavasCriptya turned out to be part of the FP tribes! Granted, the Enterprisey temples, aqueducts, and coliseums will not easily fall or be overrun by them, but I guess some interesting things will happen. Maybe with an unifying Domain Driven lingua franca we can get the best of each other, because frankly, Java (the kingdom of thousands frameworks) is hard
I forgot to mention the mythical lands of Translathia, where their habitants write using symbols instead of words, and through their magic, they materialize what they just described... they have all their stuff decorated with their hieroglyphs. Mythical as it sounds, I happen to know two respected sages from that land...


Now, seriously... I'm seeing a lot of noise/cool-stuff from the FP camp, probably thanks to the concepts introduced by Ruby, and I think it would be good to learn a new paradigm.
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