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19 September 2007 @ 11pm

Java: The Nomadic Language

After reading waffle → The Universal Solvent, I got to thinking: why do Java desktop apps piss me off? Whether it be SmartSVN, Eclipse, or Azureus: I can stand using them on a PC, only because they’re fast and do the job well, while on my iBook, I’d rather suffer a piecemeal solution than put up with a program that’s bloaty and slow.

Part of my hesitance on OS X to use a Java app is the look-and-feel. And that’s when it hit me: Java programs are like nomads: they can go anywhere, but they don’t have anywhere to call home.