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K. Joshua Chi
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I know and agree that no programming language is perfect. My question is this: Ho slow really is Java? I keep coming across Java is slow in my research. One in particular condemned HotJava Browser saying why Java isnt perfect and isnt OS independent. Are the claims by Sun about Java false, is Java really slow, how slow is it? What language is better considering the above? Are there any remedies for solving these problems if they exist?
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Joshua King

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Dirk Schreckmann
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Did this item you were reading site a single study that demonstrated slower performance coming from a Java application compared to something else?
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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Moving this to the Intermediate forum...
 
Abdulla Mamuwala
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Hi Joshua

Please check out the following URL, you may find your answer here,
Is Java Slow
 
William Brogden
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The web is full full full of Java benchmarks on various applications. A google search for "java benchmark" found over 3 hundred thousand. You can find one to support just about any opinion. I'm sure you can find one that tests code similar to what you are contemplating. Be sure you are looking at recent studies, there have been major improvements since the Java versions of the late 1990s.
There are also books and websites devoted to solving Java performance problems.
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Jeroen Wenting
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The mention of HotJava makes me conclude that this study is either extremely biassed (and basically flawed), extremely old, or both.

At the time (pre-2000) Java was indeed slow for desktop applications.
Currently, it's still possible to write slow Java applications but the same is true for any language.
It's however also possible to write applications with more than adequate performance.
 
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