Sun Studio wins Infoworld award in Application Performance category


Sun Studio came out on top in the application performance category in the recently rated in a new IDE survey by Infoworld (here).
NetBeans is rated lower than Sun Studio (on which the SunStudio IDE is based), which is a surprise. Also surprising is the absence of Eclipse in the list, which the article explains in a very unsatisfactory way, IMO.
I'm just glad that it is being noticed that we -Sun Studio compilers- produce good overall application performance. Someone saying ITS BEST really helps.
FYI, IBM's Rational IDE came up on top overall. I'm sure the survey is not without bias, as the comments it has attracted seem to indicate.
Comments:

"Sun Studio Express 5/08 software is only available for OpenSolaris 2008.05 users".
Would be really nice if the rest of us could also get a chance to test the latest

Posted by Mads on May 22, 2008 at 06:28 PM PDT #

First of all, sorry for the delay in responding. I was travelling to Mexico for TechDays and just got back.
Sun Studio Express 5/08 is actually (almost) the same as SSX 208 available for general use. The 5/08 release was geared for OpenSolaris repository (the new packaging format, IPS) and for redistributability requirements of OpenSolaris (meaning, anyone can now create an OpenSolaris distro w/ Sun Studio).
There are no development improvs in this release; a new express release is slated to appear soon (2-3 months), unless something unforeseen shows up.
Hope that helps

Posted by Vijay Tatkar on May 27, 2008 at 08:09 AM PDT #

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