Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Languages as buzzwords

Salesforce.com is previewing their new Apex system: it's essentially a programming language that lets you create apps that run server-side, instead of doing everything through their (capable but slow) SOAP APIs.

They've been hyping it for six months, and one thing is consistent in the hype: they call it "Java-like". I'm sorry, but calling something "Java-like" when it doesn't have *classes* is like me calling my morning water "coffee-like". Yes, it's in the same category; yes, you use it somewhat similarly. But it kind of misses the point...
Tags: programming

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