This transfer marks the first major change to their introductory CS curriculum since 2002.
Stanford University and Codecademy reported:
- This new JS course is being piloted as an optional alternative to the older Java course, not a replacement. The two languages are very different.
- Many people hope that this change will make coding more attractive to more students, especially those majoring in business or design.
“Java had stabilized. It was clear that many universities were going in that direction. It’s 2017 now, and Java is showing its age.” – Eric Roberts