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Is Java Suitable?

 
nikunj singh
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I am trying to write an application which has to download files from two server at an interval of one minute and 5 minutes respectively.These files are available for download using http download at one site and ftp download at another site .After downloading these files, data is to be extracted from these files and entered into a database server .It has to generate three text files also which will be used by a ticker applet to display data on the website.
This application is running on a different server and the generated files will be uploaded to he webserver as soon as they are generated.
Now my question is :-
Is java a suitable language in terms of efficiency and throughput for this application?
My problem is that i do know VC++ and C++ but i am not very comfortable with these languages and would like to avoid using them if the efficiency of java application is feasible. Please advice .
Thanx in advance.
 
Mark Herschberg
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Well, why wouldn't it be suitable?
Since you didn't give any specific concerns, I'll assume you're talking about the lingering ghost of "Java is slow." You can use FTP or HTTP with Java, so I doubt that will be a limiting factor. That was probably your big concern. As for Java speed in general, e.g. locating and accessing a file, Java, especially when run using a JITC JVM should be pretty close to other languages. So unless miliseconds really count, go with Java.
--Mark
 
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