out that the Win Tech Off-Topic mailing list has been discussing recent J2EE
vs. .Net benchmarks. I wanted to get the .Net perspective too, so I joined
the Win Tech Off-Topic
to take a look. As you would expect, the Microsoft fans have
a different view of the benchmarks than us Java bloggers. I found no
great revelations, but reading the thread was somewhat entertaining. It went something like this:
- Wow, what an ass whoopin
- Yep and one of those $40,000 app servers crashed!
- Rickard says the benchmarks were a scam
- Who the hell is Rickard, why would you trust a dreambean?
- Rickard is an expert, I would trust him more than The Server Side
- Rickard and The Register and anti-microsoft conspiracy nuts
- Lots of talk about the "appeal to authority" argument
- Lots of talk about whether the nickname "M$" is hate speech or not
- The benchmark was flawed, .Net and J2EE performance are similar
- Price/performance favors .Net because the app server is free with the OS
- Look at that anti-Microsoft stuff on Russell Beattie's site, that guy is sick!
Just as rambling and crazy as any thread you'd find on The Server Side. I guess that is why they call it "off-topic." Why
do I waste my time like this? I should have bypassed that and turned
my attention first to Ted Neward's nicely balanced article on the topic: