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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I would prefer ...
by fithisux on Thu 11th Oct 2012 07:39 UTC
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if they made java compile with mingw on Windows and finish the tigershark port. OpenCL these days on GPU rely on closed drivers or open with partial documentation. Projects like (hopefully not vaporware) Parallela or Open Graphics aim to solve these problems. But until opencl/and hardwrae become open (in terms of HW interface, not necessarily inner workings) I believe manpower should be invested elsewhere. But it is their time spent and it was not easy. For this, congratulations are suitable.

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