The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   Java on a server
Date:   2003-10-19 11:27:22
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Java on a server

What? You seriously think Java is faster than compiled code? OK, you solve a problem in Java, and I'll solve it in C.

Java might be comparable to PHP, but I don't see it ever competing with C in terms of performance alone. That isn't what it was designed for.

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  • Java on a server
    2003-10-29 12:40:21  anonymous2 [View]

    Apart from Java being slower to develop in (so the greedy little pickpockets can get fatter consultant checks), I don't see any reasons for anyone to write anything in Java.
    C code can be written just as portable as Java, and if properly done it will run with less CPU overhead and with considerably less memory.
    As a comparison, Linux (which is written in C with a few required steps of assembly code) runs just fine on an SX33 with 8Mb of RAM. Try that with a java applet of choice. Or maybe you shouldn't. After all, 8Mb <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 2Gb.