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Published: Apr 25 2013 / 20:52

I started programming in Java a few years after it was released. I had been doing C++ for a number of years and just come off a C++ project which failed because they (who were a pretty good team of programmers) couldn’t scale it because of the two common killers: Threads and Memory Management.
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Miloskov replied ago:

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I like to stay close to the metal, So Yes We need Java 8 and lambdas. For people that like more abstractions should look into Scala is awesome. Clojure because is a dialect of Lisp is nice concepts but I cant stand the “((()))”. And there is plenty of options for the JVM. So yes you could say that Java is the new C of the JVM’s. But C still have it place, in the embedded and systems field.

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eelmore replied ago:

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I hate Java 8 significantly less than previous versions of the _language_ (I've always respected and even liked the JVM). It's come a long way. I think it's more fair to say that C has a place in any systems programming, not just embedded systems. Last time I checked, nobody was writing any real (as in non-experimental) device drivers or operating systems in anything else.

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