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My 5-engineer team at Google all write java day-to-day. But we've all needed to write python, especially scripts, and have it properly checked in and maintained. Not sure how you could get by most places in the company without being able to do that. Besides, skill in other languages is an asset; I've written C++ client library code to push for broader adoption of my project.

Well, Google is a different game, and I'm sure most programmers there are versed in at least a couple of languages.

But some (most Java devs?) devs look like they are "only Java" right now.

This is a Google project. I'm refuting the idea that we're loaded with "java developers" who can't step outside their skillset.

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