Is 64-bit a superior platform as compared to the 32-bit platform?

A lot of people, from different walks of life meet me and often ask, that now, with the availability of 64-bit platforms, should they only go and buy 64-bit machines? Is the 32-bit platform not old and slow? With the availability of 64-bit platforms they feel that there is no point in going ahead and…

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Is 64-bit platform always better than 32-bit?

I recently did some preliminary performance testing on the 64-bit platform Vs that on 32-bit. Here are the results of the same   Calculation Speed (milliseconds) Memory Copy (milliseconds) Measure x86 x64 IA64 x86 x64 IA64 Iterations 100000 5.51 0.31 0.7       1000000 59.73 7.64 15.5       10000000 594.74 68.38 150.5…

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Customizing Menu Options in Visual Studio

This is one of the cool features that is offered in Visual Studio 2005. I came across this recently, when one of our customers was unable to find the location of the Java Language Conversion Assistant in the normal File -> Open -> Convert… menu of Visual Studio. When I dug deeper into the same…

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ADOMD.NET and JLCA

Another JLCA customer query… I have a java applet that connects to a servlet which makes calls to an ADOMD.dll via a Java Native Interface.  For Microsoft clients I need to change the back end.  I was planning to create a Web service in C# to receive requests from the applet and retrieve data from…

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Query about ClassLoaders in J#

Recently one of our customer asked usQ> I’m trying to compile some pure java code using VJ# (VS2005). Mostly it compiles fine, but there are problems with ClassLoaders. In particular, the original code calls getSystemClassLoader(), which doesn’t seem to exist in J#. I’m a professional programmer but a Java newbie, so any help would be…

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