That was a cool...
...thread. Can you imagine a bunch of grizzled coders discussing the merits
of commercial app software over the ages. We should all dust off our old
multi-floppy installation for these apps and at some mutually agreed to neutral
site throw them on an old 486 dug out of the garage and have a good laugh
Just kidding!(<--Ted Kuzinski god-son - thats the good thing about email,
don't have to throw it in the pool b4 opening
Truth is I don't wan't to represent myself as "anti" anything (MS or SUN).
I'm hoping to maintain a pragmatic disposition (there are posts here to
prove it). I'm an equal opportunity basher (cause its easier). But I have
thrice bashed JAVA as a development paradigm (the VM thaNg) and not once
has a JAVAist complained. Wah-Zup? Tell me ( I admit to lazy ignorance
on this) are the server side components of JAVA technology also running on
a VM or have they been using native compilers. I spent 5 hours at SUN's
JAVAOne site (good resource)and checked out several streaming videos but
I just didn't stumble across the answer. There was one IBM - AlphaWorks
instructor who threw two subtle digs at the lang despite his...'association'.
Keep it real,
Spiker ;-) >
P.S. Anyone complaining about sweeping statements like "always" should keep
the medium in mind. Its harder in some ways to get the point accross here.
P.P.S. And no more specious ten year span cost analysis comparisons. Its
not even cute.
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