Linked by Christopher W. Cowell-Shah on Thu 8th Jan 2004 19:33 UTC
General Development This article discusses a small-scale benchmark test run on nine modern computer languages or variants: Java 1.3.1, Java 1.4.2, C compiled with gcc 3.3.1, Python 2.3.2, Python compiled with Psyco 1.1.1, and the four languages supported by Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003 development environment: Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, and Visual J#. The benchmark tests arithmetic and trigonometric functions using a variety of data types, and also tests simple file I/O. All tests took place on a Pentium 4-based computer running Windows XP. Update: Delphi version of the benchmark here.
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Data Access
by Data Joe on Fri 9th Jan 2004 23:16 UTC

Fascinating stuff. The most interesting thing I've noticed is that the AUTHOR has been one of the few (possibly the only one I didn't read EVERY post) who mentioned the lack of analysis regarding data base access and its importance for "real world" applications.

I would LOVE to see the results of a few of these languages hitting some databases. I know that would open up the very ugly world of data base comparisons, but what the heck. It would be great to run tests against Access, MS-SQL, DB2 and Oracle to see how each language and it's preferred DB driver does.

It would be INCREDIBLY interesting to compare ADO.NET with JDBC, ODBC or whatever but I think it would take more resources than a single P4 laptop huh?