August 14, 2004
Jon Udell’s latest column mentions Friendster’s rewrite. He makes exactly the right point: the programming language itself was not really the issue. It’s the combination of decisions — the “it all adds up” factor — that makes the difference between a platform which fits the task and one which does not. It was kind of tedious to be the poster-girl for JSP-bashing there for awhile, especially since I didn’t actually say anything anti-Java at any point.