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Java Oracle has made some decisions about Java: in order to release JDK 7 in the middle of next year, they have decided to change priorities and specifically, postpone three features: Jigsaw, Lambda and Coin.
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Java = Servers. C# = desktop
by jeepercreeper on Sun 26th Sep 2010 10:09 UTC
jeepercreeper
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2010-08-29

In my line of work, the servers are BIG and handle millions of transactions worth billions of dollar, each day.

Those servers are always running Unix/Linux/OpenVMS. They can not run Windows, because Windows becomes unstable at high loads with clustered solutions.

On Unix/Linux/OpenVMS servers we find good implementations of Java. There are no good implementations of C# nor .NET. Mono is not an option, when you handle billions of dollars each day - you need full 24/7 support from MS.

Therefore all BIG servers are running Java/C/C++. On the desktops who runs Windows, we see C#.

Ergo, Java for servers. C# for desktop. If there where good implementation full support of C# on Enterprise OSes, such as Unixes the servers would also use C#. But as of now, the servers only use Java/C/C++.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Ergo, Java for servers. C# for desktop. If there where good implementation full support of C# on Enterprise OSes, such as Unixes the servers would also use C#. But as of now, the servers only use Java/C/C++.


Funny how myspace uses asp.net just fine:
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/03/25/Handling-1.5-Bill...

Java on servers is a productivity sink compared to asp.net. Ruby in steel is a better alternative.

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dekernel Member since:
2005-07-07

You really can't compare myspace with software that deals with financial transactions. It's like saying "...look, my Datsus can go around the race track so that puts it in the same class as a Ferarri...".

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