In my opinion, Java is a good language. Not a great language all
told, but still a good language. It's let down by the enormous size
of the JVM and supporting architecture and the sometimes non-intuitive
way that things can work.
People from a Microsoft and business background often argue the JRE's
size, not forgetting that things like Visual C++ etc often plug
directly into the windows DLLs, hence have an apparently smaller
footprint. I often also hear 'Java is slow' which is no longer true.
I've only been using Java for 9 years or so, so others out there will
be better qualified than I to offer comment here, but in my opinion
few things hold a candle to Java on the server side; my company runs
.Net in one country and Java in two countries and the issues from the
former in a day are about the same as the issues from the latter in a
All that being said, I find the most important thing anyone can do is
not get hung up on any one language or technology as a panacaea.
Rather expose yourself to many languages and technologies in order to
be able to make an informed decision about anything. For instance,
I'm currently playing around with Python and am loving it.
just my thoughts.
On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Johan Mynhardt <johanmynhardt@gmai...> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This question (To use, or not to use Java) have been around my mind for
> quite some time.
> I'm still young in the world of my future, but I'm rather set to use
> Java, no matter who says what. On the other hand, am I just being blunt
> for "ignoring" people's views on Java?
> From my personal research, if I can call it that, I've found that Java
> isn't just some toy if I may put it that way. When in discussion on
> Java, people ask me "...but where is Java? I don't see it.". Silently I
> just think of all the big names that uses Java in the enterprise to run
> their business and just question the ability of other technologies to
> match or even beat that.
> Am I the odd one out that does as I usually do, swimming upstream, or do
> I have valid support for my "beliefs"? I do know that if I say I believe
> in Java, people will criticize me on the point of myself seeing Java as
> a "religion".
> If anyone can direct me as to where I can search for decent articles on
> Java vs. anything I'd appreciate it. Not just some articles that make it
> look like it's biased towards anything.
> Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
> Kind Regards,
> Johan Mynhardt
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