Borlands new profiler for .net is coded in java

while installing the new profiler I did and ALT+TAB and noticed I have a java task on my machine (oh my god) so I used listdlls ( a nice util ) to search for the criminal process:


and voula - the first was Rational Rose, but that's ok I can't do anything about it. the second was the installer who l8r installed java on my machine

now it gets even worse, after running the profiler I saw the next horrible screen:

now , what was Borland thinking about - cross platform profiling for .net?? how the hell did they think they are going to do that? why??? you got to admit that's one of the ugliest gui you've seen!

Comments (8)

  1. Frans Bouma says:

    If it works, who carez in what wacky language it is written in. It’s better to re-use a state of the art java profiler for .net (if that works) than rewrite it from scratch in C# and have wait till all the bugs are removed.

  2. Roy Osherove says:

    Is it as slow as it looks?

  3. If it’s a Java GUI, it’s slow. That’s one of those universal truths. Java GUI == slow!

  4. Because cross platform is a reality too, Mono, Rotor and Dot GNU.

  5. Man, what were they thinking?

  6. Neil Weber says:

    OptimizeIt is been around for a few years. Yes, it has one of the most shareware-looking UI’s I have ever seen in a payware application. It’s not Java’s fault — they just have crappy UI developers and crappy graphic designers. The icons are OptimizeIt’s creation.

  7. Yosi Taguri says:

    Andrew – I don’t know if the clr spec specifies the profiling api, I know that on windows it relies heavly on com. you need to implement a com object that will be called by the clr. now consider what this java app does, it publishes a com object (yes in java – it has to) and collect the info, com is not cross platform (atleast not to all platforms)

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