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The IRC community speaks out – Java vs. PHP

Welcome to my new column. It’s basically a grep of all mentions of java in #php from July to December 2005.

The nicks have not been hidden to protect the guilty.

This is what the people in #php on ef-net think about Java as a programming language:

  • < Johnboyo> java is awful, im a symbian programmer by trade and i avoid it at all costs
  • < @feti> better than a low-level language. and java is high-level
  • < nforbes> LOL JAVA IS SLOW
  • < tWiZtEr> java is slow and gay
  • < dreamache> java is so unbelievably slow, i mean.. have you ever visited sites with java menus? my gawd
  • < vvortex3> C# vs Java is such a bitter debate
  • < SouLShocK> java is medium?
  • < @Dragnslcr> Java is one of the best languages for GUI apps. Not to say that it’s all that good
  • < paladin`> what phek is trying to get at is, php “executes” code serverside, whereas java is handled and interpreted by the client. what you are likely looking to do is to add a tag such as onload=”function();” to your html.
  • < m0O> da_ – programming java is nice thou :)- the funnest to program especially using hte eclipse interface, makes it even more fun
  • < Inkvenom> java is a resource whore…
  • < +ronny_fro> java istn drag and drop necessarily
  • < pulse__> if you’re looking for retards, #java is the place to go
  • < leterip> i hate how java is a programming lanugage becasue they use the guise of compiling
  • < Idle`> Java is… C# is MS’s java killer, although theyll never admit it
  • < planetxm> we all know java is a beautiful language for OOP.. and the fact they took c# syntax is no suprise coming from M$.. c# is like ‘the perfect language’
  • < badz> java is popular … you couldnt build a os out of it… c is just the real thing.
  • < Chr|s> but to say that Java is useless is a bit of a stretch
  • < kainam> java is ass
  • < @feti> hindog: because Java isn’t extensible, C/C++ are
  • < +dreamache> java is like so horribly slow
  • < slacker_> i know java is
  • < +SunTzu> god java is a resouce hog
  • < aonic> but java is a resource whore
  • < Chr|s> Java isnt that bad, depends on what you’re intended use is
  • < stutter-> Chr|s: i guess if your intended use is fat slow application – java is good
  • < @feti> i bet you guys couldn’t name one reason why objective C is better than Java. and if you can you’re an idiot, cause you use the tool for the job. and you probably don’t even know WHY java is used so much, let alone have room to talk why it sucks.
  • < @Dragnslcr> Java is a good language for a lot of stuff, but some of the things it does are really annoying
  • < fietronic> Dragnslcr: the thing with java is that it runs on most everything new
  • < phek> java is good as a non web based programming language
  • < el_taco> java is so portable.
  • < fietronic> m-00kie: java is a web application…
  • < Yaeyama> crayola: that’s because java is teh suck and the community would be up the creek without those kinds of submissions ;)
  • < +YorT> Rhasta, java isnt truly cross platform either :P
  • < Colloid> ok i don’t mean to spam, but i’m a java hater and this one is too good: “Saying that Java is nice because it works on all OS’s is like saying that anal sex is nice because it works on all genders”
  • < MovieTrai> Colloid, just because java is to hard for you doesn’t mean it sucks
  • < +dreamache> java is unbelievably slow
  • < sp0n9e> java is nothing but OO and some things are such a pain
  • < Two9A> And it’s probably more efficient because every array access in Java is automatically bound-checked
  • < +Shadda> and java is nothing but overflowing with documentation on OO design
  • < zenogais> Java isn’t helly-slow
  • < hindog> pretty fuckin sweet.. I use PHP + Java for my latest project, where java is the actual engine.. and php is the “front” to the engine
  • < hindog> h4x012, java is good.. .NET is good
  • < +SunTzu_> java is a hog
  • < Woxxy> SpydaByte: speed is relative. whereas c++ has better performance, java is faster to code
  • < Asmodeo|p> dunno your opinnion but i think java is gay
  • < @Shai-Tan> java is a mess
  • < _crayola> the only real java is java because its platform independent.
  • < @w0lfy> < ?php echo 'java is gay kthx'; ?>
  • < codepoet> java is so damn annoying
  • < @horros> Java isn’t slow.
  • < +YorT> lod, you do realise java is fucken fast right?
  • < hindog> java is not interpreted at the source-code level
  • < segosa> java is not js
  • < Inkvenom> Shadda: do you think java is or isn’t a resource whore?
  • < Inkvenom> ron_frownZendar: do you disagree that java is a resource whore, it has it’s benefits, but you have to admit that
  • < +SunTzu_> im sick at thinking java is the way
  • < @Dragnslcr> Java is mostly OO, but it still has non-object basic data types (integers, reals, etc.)
  • < +feti> anybody that tries to relate PHP to Java is a complete idiot to begin with
  • < InkLaptop> java is a resource whore….
  • < putopaul> java is the best right now
  • < ftzdomino> writing servers in java is fun. hopefully they fixed all of the connect() timeout stupidity
  • < Meritt> because java is the devil.
  • < Meritt> PHP is an efficient scripting language modeled after C. Java is a cannabilistic ogre woman.
  • < nomopofom> java is like uber pro style?
  • < m0rales> java is huge but comparing java to php would get us nowhere
  • < m0O_> java is elite
  • < m0O_> java is elite!
  • < m0O_> .NEt/JAVA is slower I assume
  • < baloo_> java is meant for you, php is meant for us
  • < m0O_> so powerfull, java is in ur hands when programming
  • < Arrakis> java is just plain suckage
  • < Flixi> cdg: First it was in the html head. Not I copyed the java code to a other file and instead of the script tag I got < ? include menujava.php ?> and it’s the same java code both places.. I thought it would just copy the java code in to the html file because php is server side and the java is client side
  • < m0O_> Im in 4th year university, and java is sick :) We just handed in a EJB application yesterday, group of 5, 10 gorups in class, and only my groups finished it. And I was the only person in the group who did it , the rest did the report since they new shit
  • < @ronny_poo> I think in general java is a glimpse at where things are going, but theres just too much shit thats half assed in java frameworks
  • < _piker_> #java is worthless anyways’
  • < sp0n9e> java is ass :P
  • < @Shadda> java is great…when coded right
  • < +noc`> Java is good
  • < zid`> java is insecure shit on windows
  • < rza> java is actually good
  • < syc> java is nicer to work with. in my opinion.
  • < sp0n9e> java is more than a language
  • < syc> java is an addiction to platform independant code!
  • < SunTzu> java is cool just wish they would get the garbage collection sorted out :P
  • < Chr|s> Java is so much nicer in that regard… ;-P
  • < virax> digitok: All java is bullshit.
  • < syc> java is good.
  • < _m0O> still java is the ruler :)
  • < +noc`> and java is the OO king dammit
  • < _m0O> java is the king of OO
  • < _m0O> all I said is java is king
  • < sp0n9e> java is getting better at memory management

That’s it! Tomorrow we’ll have a look at what the #java people think of PHP. Fun, huh? :)

What's Sun thinking?

Most of the time I’m pretty proud to call myself a Java programmer. When people ask me what programming language I work with, I usually answer Java even though I’ve probably been doing more PHP5 than Java lately.

But every now and then I get a question from a client asking where he or she should download the latest version of the Java runtime. I wish I could offer them something else than java.com.

I mean, look at the page:

sun.com

What could Sun possibly be thinking here? – 90% of the page is advertising, or something that looks like advertising. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s crap advertising. With sound!.

If I didn’t know better I’d think that I’d written “java.com” incorrectly and landed on some hijacked typein spam-domain.

They’ve found out that can make a lot of money selling advertising space on the main download page for Java. It wouldn’t surprise me if they discover that most people start reading from the upper left corner, and move the actual download link to the bottom right.

It makes Java look bad.