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That's a good sign. Y'all JS devs need to learn something from Java community (especially the engineering/quality side) even if you guys have to go through the pain of Java growth (small => medium => bloated => denial => acceptance => cleaning up => shaping up for the future).

Amusingly, I'm undergoing that transition right now from doing mostly JS to doing JS & Java professionally.

I'm not sure how I feel about Java so far, although there are problems that I want to solve in the Java backend at work for future scalability, since the quality of code is actually worse than our frontend code currently.

It's a bad sign for .js devs: trouble ahead.

JS ecosystems in terms of quality, tooling, and engineering is already bad, can't be worse than that really...

PS: No, yet-another-js-library-to-replace-jquery is not considered tooling. No, yet-another-replacement-for-grunt/bower/yeoman is not a good sign of the ecosystems. Java has Maven since 2004.

Maven is horible. Hth

It's awesome and other tools (bundler) are copying it or build on top of it (gradle, buildr, Ivy repo). XML is horrible, not Maven.

Python tools don't even come close. Ditto with .NET NuGet. Find me a tool that can compare feature by feature with Maven and still relevant for a long time.

I've always said: "With Java plus XML, you can have one language for the price of two."

With Java, you write a lot of syntax to get static typing, but it's worth it because static typing! Then you throw static typing away (because now it's to restrictive I suppose?) to use XML files which must be structured a certain unpredictable way or you'll cry at the traceback you receive, and pray your imminent Google search can make sense of it all.

Nobody with any sense uses XML in Java anymore. Everything uses annotations now.

Well, your responses mostly amount to "OMG, I hate Java coders / everything there sucks" etc. Not really insightful.

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