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teknopaul Silver badge

Re: Web development still Java 8

Jit compilation means java will never be a good fit for a scripting language. Once you have booted a jvm you want to keep it alive. With -Xshareclasses it can be fast to boot, but that's not really the point.

It's a memory safe language so it makes more sense to write server components in Java rather than tacking scripts on the back of a C based server.

Java starts to makes sense only when you have a fair few concurrent users and your service is going to stay up for long periods. There is too high a memory cost with Java for most other use cases IMHO .

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