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    Changing coding languages

    Here's an interesting discussion on Slashdot about a topic that comes up on occassion. This one is about a company that is switching from C++ to Java.

    http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/18/0154213

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    Re: Changing coding languages

    Very interesting Bryan. What are your own thoughts?

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    Re: Changing coding languages

    I'm sure anything I'd have to say is already covered in there somewhere.

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    Re: Changing coding languages

    Thanks for posting this one Bryan. I'm currently working on the same C++ application for the last 16 years, and picked up a couple of really interesting ideas from the article. IMO, the notion of porting a large app to a new language is ludicrous for many of the reasons described. If the company had the funds to make such a transition, they wuld possibly be better developing new apps in whatever the desired language while keeping the existing product ticking over. Again, the off shoring issue would trigger alarm bells on this one for me. Off shoring a new well defined development is one thing, but involving off shore or external staff in this type of project, IMO, would be disasterous.

    Anyway, thanks again for posting the article; I must have a look and Python and Swing when I get a few hours.

    Cheers,

    Shane

 

 

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