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Pulp Dictionary: Top Ten Reasons to choose Java over um, C#

Posted by evanx on November 5, 2006 at 4:56 AM PST

  1. Beauty. Let's face it, using uppercase for method names is mental.
  2. Free enterprise stacks, free frameworks, free IDEs, free everything! Buy now pay later.
  3. java.net, jcp.org - you can brew Java.
  4. Java is opensource - you can brew your own java.
  5. Java is supported by all vendors, except Microsoft. So that's two reasons in one ;)
  6. Swing, the sweetest GUI'est thing :) Just add Webstart.
  7. Java runs Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Python and VisualBasic. And maybe a few more by the time you finish reading this ;)
  8. Java runs on Linux.
  9. Java runs on MacOS.
  10. Java runs on your cell phone.

Please comment! Of course please don't be abusive towards other people eg. "Geoff, I'm going to rip your head off cos i don't like your head." (As in Withnail and I :)