Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 23:47 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Java "Java is a programming language that allows developers to write once and deploy everywhere - from high-end gaming desktops to smartphones. Its OS-agnostic and widespread nature is one of its strongest selling points, but one area where it can fall flat is performance. Generally, Java applications are not going to perform as well as native applications written for a specific OS. However, thanks to Project Sumatra that performance gap may soon become less of an issue."
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RE[3]: Security
by the_trapper on Thu 11th Oct 2012 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Security"
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The difference is that you can write "perfect" java code and still your app will be potentially vulnerable (outside your control), whereas in C[++] it's all about the written code (under your control)

Until you link against third party libraries. A lot of browser flaws aren't actually Microsoft, Mozilla, or Google's fault. They are due to flaws in things like libjpeg, libpng, or openssl. Java applications are no different, you can think of Java as a big third party library. Even drivers, firmwares, and BIOSes have been known to have remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in them.

As a programmer, you never have all the code "under your control" unless you go to extreme lengths like
designing your own hardware, firmware, and operating system from scratch.

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