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Why Java belongs in Toaster Ovens, Not On the WebBy Don Demrow, 2007-12-11
Java is outdated, bad technology. It was developed to run simple operations in devices such as ovens, toasters, non-critical automotive electronics, and so on - devices that do not need fraction-of-a-millisecond speed, and where reliability isn't absolutely crucial.
If you oversee hundreds of thousands, or hundreds of millions worth of annual business transactions, why would you want to trust your operations to slow, faulty technology?
What is the biggest fault of Java? There's a lot of them. Here are just a few:
More than once, I have developed online applications that works perfectly, are secure, maintainable, and LIGHTENING FAST - in classic ASP. In two instances, two separate clients payed over $100,000 to convert each application to Java.
Think they run as well, or as fast as the ASP version? Guess again. There is no comparison - think tricycle vs. Ferrari.
Not only did both of these applications take a serious performance hit, but they will also be very difficult to maintain (requires a java compiler, they cannot be modified until the next "build," they will need more Java developers, more money for the projects, and the list goes on.
Why does ANYONE use Java?
Java is fine for toaster ovens, and alarm clocks. That's what it is intended for.
The reasons people use java for the internet are legion:
I hope that clarifies things for some of you decision-makers out there.
Remember, at least for internet use:
Java = BAD.
|About the Author:
Don Demrow specializes in UI and web design, usability, development of websites, corporate intranet portals, database driven applications, content management systems (and other online applications), search engine optimization (SEO) strategy for corporate entities, small business, church, synagogue, and other non-profit /501c3 organizations.
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