Pro Gaming Tools (why use C?)
Quote:Originally posted by OneSadCookie
It's mostly business apps, database front-ends, &c.
You probably wouldn't use Java for an OS, but it's suitable for most other arenas, and far better suited to business apps than C++.
Personally, I'd disagree.
I work for a very large and successful corporation, and while there's Java development going on, a large number of Java projects have had to be retrofitted with other solutions when the Java solution failed.
Our expense reporting application was done in Java. Six months after launch, the Java was dropped due to horrible performance and lots of bugs. The app is done strictly in HTML now. It's 10 times faster and doesn't lock up your browser 2 out of 3 times.
Our Java apps that we ship to customers have that great Java cross-platform capability we've all heard so much about - "Supported only on Windows 2000 using IE 5.1 or Netscapse 4.0.2"
I'm not saying that you're not correct that there may be more Java apps out there or that Java doesn't have its uses. But, in my opinion, companies are throwing money down the Java rathole because it's an "in" thing. Many of the apps will eventually be recreated in another language.
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Pro Gaming Tools (why use C?) - wadesworld - Jan 11, 2003 10:55 PM
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