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MomentumSI provides updated recommendations on programming languages.

MomentumSI provides updated recommendations on programming languages.

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    • MomentumSI Programming Language Recommendations 2013 – Q4 November 17, 2013
    • This Report…  For the last 16 years, MomentumSI has provided guidance to start-ups, ISV’s and enterprise organization on their use of technology.  MomentumSI is a provider of both consulting and engineering services. As “doers” we understand what works – and what doesn’t.  This presentation reflects our position on software development, specific to the use of programming languages.  Readers should note that the ‘language of choice’ will change over time and with the problem at hand. November 17, 2013
    • Recommendations Avoid Perl VB.Net ASP PHP Cobol Lisp Tcl November 17, 2013 Risk Averse Use Only Java C C++ C# Special case Recommended requires approval Eiffel Scala Haskell Objective-C Closure Groovy JavaScript Go Ruby Python
    • Java moves to ‘Risk Averse’  Java is one of the most commonly used programming languages today and has a tremendous ecosystem.  It remains a viable choice for organizations who have lots of programs written in it, and skilled people.  To some extent, Java has become a victim of it’s own success  Has had to innovate new features while largely retaining backward compatibility  Major new changes have come in the form of add-on’s or frameworks that are written in Java, but have little to do with the Java language itself  Where Java is ‘one size fits all’, languages like Go and JavaScript are being used for mainstream uses cases, with specialized capabilities. November 17, 2013
    • GoLang moves to Recommended  Go is a modern language from Google, started in 2007 when invented by heavyweights Rob Pike and Ken Thompson.  Originally targeted multi-site/cloud server work, though now provides extensive client and mobile support.  It resembles the ‘C’ language in terms of speed and power, but removes most of the dangers while taking influences from the history of other languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, Java, C++).  It is highly supportive of multi-project, collaborative work via multi-site remote import  Many modern projects have taken to it: e.g., Docker, Packer, Juju, Flynn (Docker PaaS), Cloud Foundry, etc.  Great built-in features:  Concurrency/multi-core support is a fundamental part of the language:  Goroutines; channels, select, etc.  Go programs are a single, static, native executables; Dependencies resolve early, not late; Rollback = "run the previous binary.”  Code formatting (gofmt); Easy concurrency; Multi-core, High performance; Built-in Profiling Web frameworks (net/http) etc. November 17, 2013
    • JavaScript moves to Recommended  Long overdue, we’re moving JavaScript to recommended status  JavaScript on the client is producing compelling interactive user experiences  JavaScript on the server-side has matured. Recent innovations include:  Google V8 JavaScript Engine has significantly increase performance  Node.JS makes server side development easier / faster  Multiple JavaScript UI frameworks have overtaken features that were previously only available in Flash/Flex  Commercial support of Node.JS from StrongLoop November 17, 2013
    • Contact MomentumSI provides consulting and implementation services for:      Software development Architecture guidance Cloud adoption / migration DevOps & Continuous Delivery Big Data Contact: Sales@MomentumSI.com November 17, 2013