Top Five World’s Most Underrated Programming Languages

Bienlein ffm2002 at
Wed Jan 23 13:03:18 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 12:26:02 UTC, rikki cattermole 
> Java's killer feature is consistent simplicity. That is how it 
> was originally sold to great success. The ecosystem and tooling 
> came later.

Also, the Internet was Java's killer application. No other 
language had the libraries for accessing the Internet easily. 
Then there is dynamic class loading. This made things a little 
bit more unsafe at runtime but in general developer productivity 
rose sharply, comparable to Smalltalk and by order of magnitude 
compared to C++. At that time the competition for Java was only 
Smalltalk and C++. Performance was nevertheless good, because of 
runtime code optimization (HotSpot), which was a new thing 
(albeit taken from Strongtalk, some Smalltalk high performance 

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