There is a serious question. I would like to prove the same organization, the effectiveness of the use of modern technologies in the world for quite some time and successfully used. The area of activity — the creation of various web sites.
The company decided to develop its decisions, which at some point really work very well. But it takes years and decades. In the world there are technologies that perform the same task better. And internal technologies of the company no one develops, because it requires time and organizational efforts. This situation is described in issue No. 493
For example, I work for a company that since 1993, making the sites in Brainfuck. Under it even developed its own CMS "ShitHappens".
(I) come to (R)management and occurs about a dialogue:
I: it's time to make sites in normal programming languages, e.g., Python. But if the project is quite serious, and Java.
R: Why? we all ispolzuet Brainfuck and we were all happy.
I: In other languages to make websites a hundred times faster, and better. The Internet has long been not the one in ' 93. Sites have become complicated Brainfuck remained the same. It is impossible to do much of what is now considered the norm for a good site (cite examples).
R: okay. You say the Python. And why not PHP? Because it is all they know. Habré is published today 55 summary that mention php and only 11 that mention Python. Will there be any problems with finding programmers?
I don't Even know how to explain it... Developers on PHP five times more, but to find an adequate developer in Python is still simpler. This is due to the history of these languages, and the explanation of this situation would take too much time. In addition, Brainfuck can program only 20 people worldwide. All of them are already working (worked) in your organization, and no one considered it a problem before.
R: But in Brainfuck only 8 operators. Any student can learn it in 15 minutes. Them that we recruited.
I: to Make sites with 8 operators is much more complicated. A higher threshold of entry into the technology kompensiruet the effectiveness of its application (Java is a good example). In addition, the barrier to entry keeps out really weak programmers.
And so on...
How to prove that python is perfect for creating good websites? The arguments about google and world experience do not work. Need examples of Russian market of web development. Where to get specific numbers?
How to prove that there will be problems finding enough skilled developers?