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Posted by: Anonymous
on January 17, 2008 01:10 PM
Java is definitely slower than native programs. But its advantages far out-weigh this. It is much easier to code with Java whether you accept it or not.
Java will not remain slow forever. The improvements made to recent versions of JVM are extremely visible. For a large program, the overhead of JVM itself is less significant. A managed run-time offers several advantages to foster innovation. As far I can see, Java is the only mature cross-platform runtime available today.
Mono is still immature and not 100% .Net compliant. Python/Ruby are much slower than Java. So I think the developers have made the right choice.