Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:17 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Legal Java creator James Gosling: "Just because Sun didn't have patent suits in our genetic code doesn't mean we didn't feel wronged. While I have differences with Oracle, in this case they are in the right. Google totally slimed Sun. We were all really disturbed, even Jonathan: he just decided to put on a happy face and tried to turn lemons into lemonade, which annoyed a lot of folks at Sun." Ouch. Also, doesn't jive with Schwartz' comments - might be illustrative of how bad things really were at the once great Sun.
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RE[3]: C++ forever
by Kebabbert on Wed 2nd May 2012 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: C++ forever"
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Because, as we all know, C++, being a compiled language, can never ever ever be written to compile into bytecode to be JITed at a later stage. That is why, due to your argument, the whole LLVM project ceases to exist from this very moment!

Sure, if C++ is compiled into bytecode and run on adaptively JIT, then C++ can also achieve Java performance. Never mind.

My point is that Java can be fast, if you know how to do it. Have I proved my point? Java can be very fast, and rival C++. So, how is Java bad and slow? It is the fastest in the world.

What a completely scientific comparison. Because, as we all know, NASDAQ and LSE run the exact same hardware and middleware and the volume of data they receive is exactly the same. Not to mention that their management is also exactly the same, with exactly the same amount of money being spent on the hardware infrastructure at the exact same time. Not to mention that we are absolutely sure that the NASDAQ is written in 100% Java with no JNI or processing being distributed to compiled language subprocessors. By that same token, we thus know absolutely that LSE is written in 100% C++ with no processing being distributed to subprocessors written in Java or Python etc.

I work in this business and NASDAQ is completely built in Java. LSE is built in C++. If you dont believe me, confirm this with guys that work at NASDAQ or LSE.

Also, these stock exchanges use commodity x86 servers. No special hardware, no risc cpus, no mainframes, or whatever. Just ordinary x86 servers. Typically with 32GB RAM and dual hexcore cpus, or so. Nothing special. Confirm this with guys working in the exchange business if you dont believe me.

Still my point is; if you know what you are doing, then Java can be fastest in the world, and Java exchanges rival or surpass C++ exchanges. So, Java is fast. But that requires knowledge. For instance, how do cope with the garbage collector in Java? I know how to do that.

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