I wrote this post in 2010, more than 12 years ago.
It may be very out of date, partially or totally incorrect. I may even no longer agree
with this, or might approach things differently if I wrote this post today. I rarely edit
posts after writing them, but if I have there'll be a note at the bottom about what
I changed and why. If something in this post is actively harmful or dangerous please get in
touch and I'll fix it.
[Programming] language choice is not as important as all the other
choices: if you have the right overall architecture, the right team of
programmers, the right development process that allows for rapid
development with continuous improvement, then many languages will work
for you; if you don’t have those things you’re in trouble regardless
of your language choice.