Strange. My brother just retired from IBM as a Java developer. Let me tell you that many enterprises are still writing big applications. These kinds of projects are not going away any time soon.

If you’re right about JavaScript, however, then I would expect major languages such as Java, C#, C++, and Python to start counting to their end of days as JavaScript eats the world of software. I see no evidence of this at all. Java and Python have recently experienced a surge in popularity. C++ is still a massively important enterprise language. JavaScript definitely won’t knock these languages off their perch.

Moreover, other languages are rising rapidly into the mainstream. One of the most impressive is Go, which has skyrocketed to prominence in the past 18 months. Swift is another language to watch.

My point is that JavaScript is not the be-all and end-all of software development. Despite its growing popularity, there is a limit to how far it can go. There are many instances where JavaScript simply cannot compete with the other major languages. The reasons are varied, but for certain, one of the key ones is the fact that JavaScript is a poor software engineering language.

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