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21. Java > Java Will Never Be Good Enough for GUI Applications

Java Will Never Be Good Enough for GUI Applications

Netscape tried to rewrite its browser in pure Java and failed. Corel tried to rewrite Word Perfect in Java and failed. The HotJava browser was unbearably slow. Most Java Development Environments are not written in Java. In fact, there are no successful commercial Java GUI applications as far as I know. The variability of clients is too great to allow enough optimization, and virtual machines (VMs) are too big to be quickly loaded and started on demand. This does not mean that there were no successes with Java on the client side. For example, there are applets that display continuously updated stock quotes that are quite useful and effective, but this is because they are very small.


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