Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 23:47 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Java "Java is a programming language that allows developers to write once and deploy everywhere - from high-end gaming desktops to smartphones. Its OS-agnostic and widespread nature is one of its strongest selling points, but one area where it can fall flat is performance. Generally, Java applications are not going to perform as well as native applications written for a specific OS. However, thanks to Project Sumatra that performance gap may soon become less of an issue."
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RE[2]: Security
by kwan_e on Thu 11th Oct 2012 04:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Security"
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I'm not a security expert:

While a vulnerability is disappointing, the worst case scenario is that the java app gains access to the same userland syscalls that a native C app can access anyways.

Except with Java, isn't the vulnerability potentially cross platform? Whereas with native exploits, you'd have to write one for each different platform.

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