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From Katherine Marsden <kmars...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Why Java?
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:02:52 GMT
On 3/9/17 8:40 AM, Katherine Marsden wrote:
Hmmm, looks like this went directly to Donovan instead of the list.
Donovan, I am bcc'ing you, but please respond on the list and subscribe 
to see the discussion.

> On 3/8/17 11:02 AM, donovan o'hara wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What are the motivations for doing this in Java if the intention is
>> that it
>> would mostly or often run in resouce poor environments? Would it not have
>> been better to write this for instance in C/C++ for a smaller footprint?
>> I did not see you adress this on your site - if you do please point me to
>> it.
> Hello Donovan,
> Welcome to the Edgent community.
> I was not involved in the original design but am guessing a lot of it
> has to do with the general "Why java?" answers such as  portability and
> great class libraries for use by not only Edgent, but also applications.
> The ability to easily perform fairly sophisticated analytics  at the
> edge makes java an easier development environment than C or C++ in my
> opinion. This is useful especially in  restricted bandwidth and high
> communication cost scenarios.
> That said there has been some initial discussion in the community of
> trying to get support for something similar on  IOS.   Is seems there is
> interest in something like Edgent other languages.
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/27996426fae005bf86af2d3633947e97f396026da49ddf52e1ea10de@%3Cdev.edgent.apache.org%3E
> Best
> Katherine

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