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Re: "Team" members wanted

From: Krzysztof Janowicz <janowicz@ucsb.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:31:39 -0700
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <8516f778-3826-ea30-8f98-608d2e89d840@ucsb.edu>
I could not resists (sorry) but actually Java is the most popular 
language, not JS [1] and I also do not see how JS can would be 'more 
modern'. Anyway, I guess the /semantics/ of all these rankings is 
essentially unclear as they measure different things. I also believe 
that a programing language should not be selected by hype but by 
language features, e.g.,  whether it enforced type safety and so forth.

Best,
Krzysztof


[1] https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

On 10/27/2017 09:48 AM, David Booth wrote:
> On 10/27/2017 11:26 AM, Sebastian Samaruga wrote:
>> [ . . . ] The whole project is planned to be implemented in Java
>
> I'm curious: why Java?   Have you considered JavaScript / ES6? 
> JavaScript is now the most widely used programming language[1], and it 
> now has very solid server-side support.  A more modern language may 
> attract more volunteers also.  Unless there are over-riding concerns 
> pushing you to Java, I would suggest considering JavaScript / ES6.
>
> 1. 
> https://stackify.com/trendiest-programming-languages-hottest-sought-programming-languages-2017/
>
> David Booth
>

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