Overcoming the limitations of Java

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| To that end, IBM provides a real-time Java solution called IBM WebSphere Real
| Time, which features real-time GC, ahead-of-time compilation and a conforming
| RTSJ environment, all running on an enhanced real-time version of Linux.
| Because Linux uses only freely available technology developed by the Linux
| community, the technologies provided here offer a first glimpse at where the
| industry is taking real-time Java.



Desktop Java and Desktop Linux: A Match Made in Heaven?

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| It could be that desktop Java and desktop Linux are a match made in heaven.


Can Java become an important Linux language?

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| When you think programming languages and Linux, the languages that
| tend to come to mind are C, C++, Perl, PHP, Python and, lately,
| Ruby. But, Java probably doesn't enter your mind at all -- that's
| because until recently Java was a proprietary language.


Developers Embrace Java, Drop Visual Basic

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| Use of Visual Basic has dropped 35% since the spring, says a
| poll of more than 430 North American developers done by research
| company Evans Data.
| [...]
| Developers have abandoned Microsoft's Visual Basic in droves
| during the last six months, and they're using Java more than any
| other development language, according to a recently published
| survey.


Study: Developers Favor Linux

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| "Regardless of what kind of developer you are, you're still trying to
| make a living, and target the operating system that?s controlling the
| market."
| However, in the most recent survey, the developers' forecast of their
| target platform has changed. For the first time, these developers said
| that in the next 12 to 18 months they expect to be developing more Linux
| apps than Windows apps.