Linked by snydeq on Fri 29th Jan 2010 15:59 UTC
Java Any doubts regarding Oracle's stewardship of Java were dispelled yesterday, as Ellison and company have made it clear that they are very interested in making Java an even stronger alternative to .Net, writes Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister. "We have the money to invest in Java, because Java is a very profitable business for us already," said Ellison, whose plan for integrating Sun technology is ambitious, serving an even more ambitious goal: to create a soup-to-nuts tech juggernaut akin to IBM in the 1960s. Java will remain a key component of this push, with a new Java runtime, greater modularity, better support for non-Java languages, improved performance, and multicore-optimized garbage collection in the works, McAllister writes. Also revealed are plans to unify the Java SE and Java ME programming models and APIs and to enable JVM to run natively on hypervisors, allowing developers to run multiple Java instances on a single virtualized server.
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RE[3]: My 2c
by Kebabbert on Mon 1st Feb 2010 09:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My 2c"
Kebabbert
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2007-07-27

Moochman says it well:
"There are many poorly-implemented Java desktop apps out there but many good ones as well. Have you ever used Aureus, LimeWire, Eclipse, NetBeans, Maple? These are some examples of Java apps implemented very well (i.e. most users will never notice a difference from native apps)."

As I said, I really like when the application I use, can be found on any OS. But I agree that if the Java app GUI is not well designed, then .NET variant beats it. But there are good Java app GUIs out there.

Well designed Java app > .NET app

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