Paul Graham, the continual purveyor of excellent writings gave a nice speech at OSCON this year, and he received a lot of blowback based on a statement he made concerning hiring Python programmers vs hiring Java programmers, and it is a view I fully agree with.
Well, he just elaborated on the concept more in a new short-essay titled The Python Paradox.
I didn’t mean by this that Java programmers are dumb. I meant that Python programmers are smart. It’s a lot of work to learn a new programming language. And people don’t learn Python because it will get them a job; they learn it because they genuinely like to program and aren’t satisfied with the languages they already know.