I think I’ll start my mid-life crisis in January. You see, I’m 35 so any time now is fine, and these things are best done early. January is good because Christmas will be out of the way, and the year doesn’t really begin until February, when the boys go back to school and everything else starts up again.
So what should it be? A fast toy like a motorcycle, a speedboat, or a rally car? I’ve always wanted to get a glider license. And then there’s the drop-out route – retire to “Nimbin” and become a grass farmer? Some people wuss out and just have a slight change of career, but I reckon joining the fire brigade, would be a respectably sized kind of mid-life crisis.
Hmmmm. So much choice.
Tim Bray organised a meeting of dynamic language gurus – including Guido van Rossum, Larry Wall and James Strachan – and JVM developers. His report of the meeting is good reading.
Dynamic languages are part of the ongoing transition that programming is making from being machine-centred to being people-centred, and it’s great to see Sun positioning Java to play a bigger role in that story.