by March 18, 2010 0 comments



BANGALORE, INDIA: Thursday early
morning itself, the air was very warm
at Indian Institute of Science here. Aspiring developers flowed like a
beautiful stream towards the one of the proudest establishments of the
city even as PCQuest editor Anil Chopra and Cyber Media India senior
vice president Anil Kumar set the ball rolling at Spark IT 2010 with
their welcome addresses.

Sparking off the unending flow of knowledge, Dr Venkat Subramaniam,
founder Agile Developer Inc., took the audience for an informative trip
through the nuances of the software programming. He spoke under the
title, ‘It could be hell or it could be heaven.

Insisting on the necessity of becoming a good black swan amongst the
common white ones, Subramaniam urged the aspiring developers to be
unique and try to write their codes differently. He insisted that
programmers change the way they code in primary languages and start
developing applications using multiple languages.

When you switch the way in which you
write codes, your design is
heavily influenced by the language you know. Using just one type of
language is of significant disadvantage. Multiple languages make you
think and perceive differently. Using one language helps in problem
solving on the technicality only in the same language. It’s not easy
for one language – which is 15-20 years old – to be effective in all
areas
, Subramaniam pointed out.

According to him, people assume Java to be relentlessly hopeful as it
was simpler than C++, but Java features are becoming complex with less
benefit.

Java has become the weakest link in
the ecosystem. There has been
language explosion in the past six to seven years. There are around 200
languages in Java virtual machines. You got to pick and choose what
makes sense for you
, he further said.

For Subramaniam, it could be heaven if one takes the advantage and be a
polyglot programmer by using multiple languages for different layers of
languages or layers within the languages. Otherwise? It’s understood to
be hell!

The developer conference is being conducted jointly by CIOL and PCQuest.

To read all
the tweets from the event, just search for #SparkIT on Twitter.

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