What is a programming language community and what does it value?

I started using the Scala programming language in 2010. In 2011, I joined Twitter and worked there using Scala professionally for four and a half years. During that time I saw many comments and criticisms about the Scala community as my interest in Scala grew. I often wondered: did these criticisms apply to me and the people I worked with? I found myself insulted and defensive about them. But what is a programming language community anyway?

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Machine learning, Programming, Hadoop, Scala.

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