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Management decission support
Mon, 2010-09-27, 07:16
Hello scala team,
I would like to see some kind of management decission support on the official
web site for scala.
The "enterprise" section lists some success-stories which is very good. But
there should be more.
Some points which (in my opinion) should be addressed / stated officially:
* long term commitment to scala development and support
* compatibility of coming versions to the current 2.8.0 baseline
* if appropriate: announcement of upcoming commercial support structures
* if appropriate: simple (!) roadmap for CLR support and parallel stuff
* how to request language / library / compatibility enhancements
* pointer to more detailed official informations like:
* scala features (why should I use it? No deep tech talk)
* how can I introduce scala safely? (Tools, complexity, style...)
* a quick feature comparison scala / java (look: anything is there)
Such information would address the obvious management questions:
- does it save me money?
- how does it save me money?
- does it pose a risk to my invest?
- how can I influence it?
- is it still around in 5 years?
and leaves the impression that people in charge for scala understand their
concerns and needs.
In my (limited) experience this helps some managers along in their opinion
making process to judge the benefits and risks of scala.
Without such official statements everybody has to rely on internet rumours
which is not very convincing.
Just my 5 cents.