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Java In the midst of the dual events Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne (overshadowed, of course, by the iPhone event) Oracle took a number of steps that show that they still care about making a go of Java on the desktop.
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Why is Java 'wrong' on the desktop?
by MacMan on Sat 8th Oct 2011 13:11 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

The vast majority of Windows apps are written with .Net, which is basically the same type of system as Java (memory managed byte code runs in a jit'ed env).

So, why is .Net great for desktop apps, but Java is considered bad?

Personally, the app I use 90% of the time is Eclipse (for C++/Python/Fortran) and I think its fantastic.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Because Java is a good two or three release cycles behind .NET

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ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

And you comment is supposed to tell us what exactly?

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Because Visual Studio is so far and above any Java IDE that Java can't compete, not to mention that .net inherited all the millions of VB developers.

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ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Because Visual Studio is so far and above any Java IDE that Java can't compete,

Have you every tried IntelliJ IDEA? That's the only IDE that got me really excited about programming again.

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

I've used both extensively, and can honestly say that this kind of hyperbole is just a lot of hot air. While it's true that the GUI design tools are better than what's available for Java, when it comes to pure code editing and navigation I find the Java-based IDEs to be nicer. Eclipse and NetBeans at the least equal VS in this regard, while IntelliJ pretty much beats it.

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