Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Perils Of JavaSchools

Just a little follow-up to my posting about Joel Spolsky's "The Perils Of JavaSchools". Please don't get me wrong, I enjoy very much coding in Java (even more than in C#), my only point was (and also Joel's, I think) that students who have been taught programming solely in Java are missing some important concepts about how things work under the hoods. And the knowledge about how lower-level stuff is being done is very important in order to be able to build high-quality software systems on other platforms, such as C or C++. Just learning a new language syntax will not be sufficient in those cases.