Recently I’ve been more interested in webapps with Tomcat and Jetty than anything else, using Scalatra and Scalate with Scala. However, I’ve the luxury in some way of working in isolation in this and I don’t really dive deep into Scala as a language. Scala has some great features but it’s uncomfortably close to being languages like Perl and C++ that I’ve never really been fond of at all.

The subject is interesting to me since I am reluctant to give up on Scala yet it doesn’t have that transparency either. I also like transparency and certainly there is also a lot about PHP which deserves much more respect than it got from Jeff Atwood – it’s not the end of the world, LOL.