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SubjectRe: [OT] Threads, inelegance, and Java
Davide Libenzi wrote:

> 1) HW is cheaper than software engineers time

Compared to E1000s??? You must be talking about some *really* expensive

> 2) to find Java developers is easier than to find C developers

Depends on where you are in the world. It's certainly not true here
(everyone knows C/C++... Haven't had a java developer apply for a job
in months).

> 3) the ETA of the same project developed in Java is shorter than the same
> project done in C

Depends on the developers. Good developers can churn out the same
project to roughly the same timescale in any language (except possibly

Java is useful if you need the cross platform bit & the target users
aren't technically savvy enough to recompile. For an in-house app where
you control the hardware you'd be better off using a C/C++/RAD & doing
it native.


(Just came back from a .NET conference... MS are currently rewriting
all their apps in bytecode... whoopee... They're even porting *games*
to run on it. I can see it now 'MS Flight Simulator .NET' (Requires
quad Pentium 4 1.6Ghz minimum) :-o )


"Two weeks before due date, the programmers work 22 hour days
cobbling an application from... (apparently) one programmer
bashing his face into the keyboard." -- Dilbert


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