Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Beyond Java

There is a new O'Reilly book out called "Beyond Java" that questions if Java is about it be replaced by a newer generation of languages with Ruby being the current likely replacement:

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/beyondjava/

I browsed it a few days ago, but Sam Ruby has more to say.

I'll just second his conclusion regarding metaprogramming and add that Ruby makes metaprogramming natural enough that it's easier to actually *do* metaprogramming than to sit and ponder it. Personally I'd like us to replace the word with something that doesn't sound quite so academic, though I've not thought of any good candidates yet.

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