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A shame

A shame

Posted Apr 8, 2005 3:03 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: A shame by ncm
Parent article: GCJ - past, present, and future

Thanks for all that. One aspect you didn't really cover is why a language with all those problems is the de facto standard in some proprietary software arenas. Like web services. And these don't seem to be tied to Sun's aspirations.


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A shame

Posted Apr 8, 2005 9:42 UTC (Fri) by hmh (subscriber, #3838) [Link]

IMHO it is because the best known competition is a ugly joke for anything of a reasonable size. While it takes a LOT of effort, you can write proper, reasonably resilient code in Java to drive stateful web applications that will scale to the millions of transactions per hour range...

There must be real alternatives out there, but they are not as known as, say, JSP... IMHO anyway.

A shame

Posted Apr 8, 2005 16:12 UTC (Fri) by ncm (subscriber, #165) [Link]

Java was taken up by corporate IT departments because its flaws mesh well with theirs. A Java web application produced by seven or more corporate functionaries, each in his own department, could be done much faster by one or two (say, a coder and a graphic designer) using a better-designed system. However, to allow that would interfere with job security for those functionaries and their managers, and would bridge organizational barriers carefully erected by the latter.


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