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21. Java > Java Is Good Enough for the Server Side

Java Is Good Enough for the Server Side

On the other hand, Java has been a great success with corporations doing server-side development on cheap Linux or Windows PCs and deploying on big Solaris or AIX servers. The performance of server-side Java is generally acceptable, except for RMI, CORBA, and EJBs, all of which carry a large performance penalty. The server side is explicitly known to the developer and can be controlled to a much larger degree than various clients, giving many opportunities to violate “good” but low-performance OO and Java practices. Also, VM’s are simply left running on the server, so VM-startup time is avoided. Another reason for Java’s success on the server is the relatively larger amounts of memory available on server class machines, which means less pa....


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