Teams using Java at Microsoft

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Aug 1, 2018 20 Comments

C# is great but I am curious to know specific teams using Java at Microsoft.

I know about LinkedIn but one can't jump from Microsoft like internal transfer to other teams / orgs.

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  • Or Scala
    Aug 1, 2018 12
    • That whole quota article is bullshit
      Aug 1, 2018
    • I know so many friends at twitter who write hardcore Scala. Finagle team.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • AQR unclear
      OP
      it happened at my place as well. many teams started to write in Scala and then soon returned back to Java or moved to Kotlin.

      Btw can anyone comment on my question above?
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      098765

      Google Eng

      PRE
      LinkedIn, Facebook
      098765more
      Sorry, I don't know msft that well.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Microsoft LuEa24
      Azure cognitive services
      Aug 2, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    BlindLife

    Microsoft Eng

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    Facebook, Google, Amazon, Uber, Lyft
    BlindLifemore
    You won't find many teams using Java. Definitely not the hard core Java teams other than few teams dabble with open source tools or libs. Why do you care about the language? C# is the primary language used for backend services and C# is much better language than Java. (And I just started a holy war)
    Aug 1, 2018 4
    • Microsoft mstomania
      I despised C# before joining MS. Now I wonder why other companies don't use C#. The async await makes everything so much easier.
      Aug 2, 2018
    • AQR unclear
      OP
      thanks for your reply guys.
      Aug 2, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Tabc
      Java is better!
      Aug 2, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      BlindLife

      Microsoft Eng

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      Facebook, Google, Amazon, Uber, Lyft
      BlindLifemore
      @mstomania it's the whole ecosystem around the language. The build tool is abysmal. No real good CI/CD tools with low cost. IDE is expensive. Difficult to hire because C# is still too foreign to hipsters.

      But then again, Microsoft has been trying to improve all of these problems with VS code, Xamarin acquisitions, VSTS/VSO, and now GitHub. We just gotta get colleges to use it now.
      Aug 2, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    xyzabc123

    Microsoft Eng

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    Amazon
    xyzabc123more
    Not many companies uses .net. so .net Is a tribal knowledge which one can learn by being at Microsoft for long. When Microsoft hires people from outside, they need to compete with people who have this tribal knowledge of .net and related technologies.
    May 2 0
  • Microsoft plain-text
    Find a team that maintains libraries for other developers to use services. They probably maintain a Java one because of its ubiquity
    Aug 2, 2018 0

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