Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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How much simpler can you get than Netbeans 5 and Studio Creator 2?

Have you ever compared Java with Python code? Python is much simpler and more compact than Java. Python programmers can write a program off the top of their head. Java programmers have to resort to the documentation much more often because the language is so huge and verbose.

Don't mean to be rude, but this isn't slashdot, you'll need to provide a link to some numbers.
Considering that JDK 5 is competitive with C++ (and thrashes mono), I seriously doubt your claims:

It all depends on what you are testing. Python is faster in some instances although I would say Java is faster overall. For example Java sucks at small apps because the VM initialization time is so much longer than Python.

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