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That's a long post and I admit I didn't read all of it. But, is anything you've said there a consideration for most "business" software? I can understand on a cache-hitting trading app perhaps.

It's important if you care about GC pauses (which you will eventually). Take a look at this report from the .NET based stack overflow guys: http://blog.marcgravell.com/2011/10/assault-by-gc.html?m=1

Note that they solved their problems using exactly the features being added in Java 9.

Why use java if not for the performance? If you dont care about speed I would never touch it.

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