Kirk Pepperdine: Proof that Java is still the fastest language and other random thoughts
Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine offers Proof that Java is still the fastest language and other random thoughts :
A few years back Jack released a newsletter on April 1st that proclaimed Java as the fastest language ever. In that news letter to pointed out "stunning and irrefutable" evidence to support his claim. The email we received in response to that newsletter was simply amazing. We were called all sorts of things by people who some how missed the joke. So it was pretty funny when I clicked through to a blog entry on how to measure Java execution time to see the identical code being used. We'd already demonstrated that this code would run in 0 as in zero milliseconds. But here it is again only this time taking a whopping 3782 milliseconds to complete...