Originally posted by Tom Fulton:
[QB]Having worked in both the MS C++ environment in the 1990s, and in Java more recently, here is my $0.02:
Comparatively, Java runs more slowly than C or C++, but applications are developed more quickly. This is because you don't have to chase down pointer bugs and memory leaks in Java. For a number of reasons (array access, garbage collection, etc) Java will run more slowly than C or C++, when comparing desktop (non-networked) applications.