Java getting faster = Plura getting better

Just read this article on Techcrunch: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/20/sun-prepares-ria-resurgence-with-new-java-release/

According to the article:

Update 10 comes with two major consumer-facing improvements: a smaller footprint and enhanced speed.

This is great news for Plura, because it means 2 things:

  1. Affiliates should see a boost in # of WUs, and thus higher payments, with the new release.
  2. Customers should be able to complete computations faster.

Also interesting is Sun’s claim that 91% of PCs have Java on them.  We estimated that percentage to be much lower, which had us looking into Flash as an alternate platform for the client.  It’s pretty clear that Java is the way to go for us right now (we’ll have to see how fast Silverlight is adopted and if Adobe ever decides to make Flash multi-threaded…).

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2 Responses to “Java getting faster = Plura getting better”


  1. 1 Brad October 21, 2008 at 8:48 am

    One of the interesting things the pro-Flash comments fail to mention is the poor performance of Flash. Hopefully, more pressure from Java, Silverlight, and even Javascript will help push Flash performance forward as well.

  2. 2 zammbi October 26, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    They say its on 91% on computers, but thats not included if its turned on in the browser or if its an old version of Java.


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