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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.