Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Oct 2010 21:52 UTC
Java "Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment."
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RE: Why all the fuss about Java?
by Kebabbert on Wed 13th Oct 2010 16:22 UTC in reply to "Why all the fuss about Java?"
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3. Java is bloated and a memory hog. Well there is no secret about that, if your aim is to develop fast, responsive software, then do not use Java.

These days Java is mainly used for web applications.

Java is extremely fast, and mostly used for backends today. The large servers. Not web anymore. Several of the large Stock Exchange systems are developed in Java. The worlds(?) fastest stock exchange system at NASDAQ is developed in Java.

You obviously dont work with large Enterprise servers with huge demands on performance and latency.

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