Why Do People Hate Java?

Java is like a large company. Some people are fans and some are not. Like a large company, as an engineer sooner or later you will have some interaction with it. Good or bad this is my take on why people hate Java with a passion.

Posted to Quora

I found this great question on Quora.  Here is the top rated answer from Adam Smith who is the CTO of Xobni.

Because it’s way way way way way way way way, very way way way way, super way way way way way way toooooooooooooo verbose.

(I would have ended that last sentence with an exclamation mark, but my language doesn’t allow me to use them.  Hm.  To achieve the same effect, I’ll just repeat: it’s way way way way way way way way, very way way way way, super way way way way way way toooooooooooooo verbose.)

My First Answer

I totally agree with Adam that Java is extremely verbose.  My first video digs into this.

My Follow Up

In Java everything starts looking like a nail and Java is the hammer.

Summary

Java is a great language.  Many people use Java by choice and some not by choice.  It’s a great language.  There a many uses good and bad of the language.  So I ask you, do you hate it?

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