Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 24th Sep 2010 22:56 UTC
Java Oracle has made some decisions about Java: in order to release JDK 7 in the middle of next year, they have decided to change priorities and specifically, postpone three features: Jigsaw, Lambda and Coin.
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RE[3]: No thanks to Java
by kaiwai on Sat 25th Sep 2010 04:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No thanks to Java"
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It's still faster and more efficient for large website engines than many web development platforms. I'm not particularly fond of it, but we've been using it for 8 years now. A recent, internal project I've been assigned to uses RoR/Hobo. While I enjoy developing with Ruby/Rails, it is slow in comparison to a Java-based site (even using JRuby) because of the chatty data management model it uses.

Trade offs. But Java hasn't quite died yet.

But in terms of complexity how does RoR when compared to Java? The argument might hold that it is cheaper to get gruntier hardware than having to deal with the complexity of Java - that the cost of developer time is more expensive than just having a more heavy duty server. Thus the big argument is between efficiency versus throwing a bigger server at it - that something might be more efficient but if it requires specialised skills to get it to function properly then any gains are negated by the additional development costs.

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