[Bioclusters] Java Vs C++(Qt) for Bioinformatics

Antony P Joseph antony at panathara.org
Thu May 24 08:08:27 EDT 2007

 Python is the way to go. If you are going to handle large amount of
data. Please try to use secondary storage backed by caching. There are
lots of modules available in Perl or Python to do that. If you try to
use java in-memory packages, you will regret it later.

With regards

On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 15:50 -0700, Mr. Syed Aijaz wrote:
> Hello All,
> Just wondering what bioinformatics community thinks of is best to use:
> 1. Java Swings (1.6+)
> 2. C++ Qt (4.0)
> My visualziation tool requires accessing data which is in the order of
> few hundred MBs we are expecting this to hit GBs soon. I am planning
> not to hold up all the data. However, I will have to hold up some data
> (a few hunderds of thousands (O(100,000)) of data entities, each costing
> around ~60 bytes). As the tool is supposed to be a interactive, what will
> be good alternative between Java Vs C++? I am leaning towards Java,
> reason being:
> 1. Comprehensive GUI
> 2. Java not that Slow, as they say!
> 3. Huge API, DBMS, XML, DRMAA, . . . . .
> 4. No deployment pain, although a little application
>    specific deployment may be required example: preference files etc
> 5. Automated Garbage collection, less trouble in maintaining memory.
>    Although it has a little overhead, it can be reduced by efficient
> handling of data???
> 6. efficient multi threading, not system level fork, etc??????
> 7. Java has growing number of Bioinformatics applications
> Kindly share your opinion regarding the aforementioned debate. Thank you for
> your
> time and participation!!
> Kind Regards,
> Aijaz.
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