Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 23:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There's an article making the rounds right now about how applications on iOS crash more often than applications on Android. I'm not going to detail the entire methodology - the article itself does so - but it does raise an interesting talking point about how both mobile operating systems handle application crashes and updates.
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"The majority of these iOS apps crashes can probably be attributed to bad programmers that can't manage their memory properly.

You know, it's funny... if somebody makes a comment about how many desktop Java apps run like ass, people are quick to blame programmers as well. Surely, it CAN'T be the languages that suck ;)

No, it's the programmers. You can perform bad memory management in every programming language (including java).


In C/C++ if you don't release memory, you'll get memory leaks
In Java or .NET: If you don't dispose objects the GC will not re-use their memory, and will keep requesting new memory blocks from the OS with every new().

Memory management is the responsability of the programmer, not the language (despite what some Java or .NET folks say).

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