Will Ruby PHP Python or Perl Overtake Java and C#?

JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby all have a lot of momentum right now. No doubt, they each have strong following, and dynamic languages as a whole are stronger than ever. How far can these languages go? eWeek has a good article discussing this question here. Most experts think there are serious limits to how far they can go in overtaking languages like C#, Java or C++ for large scale development.

Anders Hejlsberg says they lack scale. "Dynamic typing only scales so far," he said. "When you get into really big projects, it's problematic."

Historically, he's right. The eWeek article goes on to quote John Lam, a principal consultant and partner at Toronto-based ObjectSharp Consulting.

Jacksonville Code Camp in the news!

Andrew Connell has posted news and links related to the Jacksonville Code Camp 2006 on his site (here and here).
Here is the link to the local newspaper's coverage of the event: Jacksonville.com: The gathering of geeks: Code Camp

IntelliSense is dictating the way we program

I read Charles Petzold's article titled Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind? a while back and I thought it was interesting, but I was too busy to really think deeply about many of his points.

You Read It Right: Complete Blog Commenting Guidelines

I'm sure everyone visiting my blog already knows all about this subject matter, but I wanted to say that I personally found "You Read It Right: Complete Blog Commenting Guidelines" by Alex Harris to be well worth reading.

Microsoft Office for Linux 'inevitable'

vnunet.com is reporting that Microsoft Office for Linux is inevitable. It's an interesting read. I'd love to hear Microsoft respond.

What is the future of open source on Windows?

I use the Windows OS right now, and I have for a lot of years. However, there was a time (a couple years around the 1990 timeframe) when I actually succeeded in running my PC with zero Microsoft software.
I ran DR-DOS, Borland Quattro Pro, Lotus Word Pro, and a bunch of other quality (for the time) non-Microsoft software. I was happy about this.
Later, when I studied computer science in college, we used unix at school and it was at this time that I first loaded Linux on my home PC. I again made an effort to see how far away I could get from Microsoft products.

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