| ||Ask HN: Why do big companies tend to only build with Java?|
51 points by mootymoots on Nov 15, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 55 comments |
|I want to understand one thing at major companies: Why Java?|
Is this a company investment thing, they're in bed with IBM?
Is it a mentallity thing?
Is it a compiled language thing?
Is it a security thing?
It's certainly not a speed thing. Every team I have had experience with working with on a Java platform has taken ages to deliver anything. CMSs that I could build rapidly with the likes of PHP/MySQL take months/years to get off the ground. Change is slow.
Believe me, I have zero experience of working with Java, but I need to understand why they do it. Have you experienced rapid development teams using Java?
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