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Friday, March 7, 2008, 19:51 — 0 comments Edit

Alex on API usability

Sun is definitely bad on the developer usability part. Really.

Eh Alex, when was the last time you had to use C++/MFC or similar?

Or use some random Ruby functionality from the standard library, trying to find the documentation for it?

Or actually do something in JavaScript, with the awkward set of interpreters, and no proper documentation for any libraries?

There are certainly issues with Java (and in particular a lot of the Java libraries), but it’s certainly not that bad. Though I sympathize with your frustration, I know that very well ;-)

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