In Pictures: 15 things we hate about Java

Slow startup times, null pointers, security flaws -- Java's ongoing success leaves plenty to complain about

Intolerably slow startup times Anyone who's tried to create an Android app using Java knows how slowly the simulator code runs on your desktop. That's just the most extreme example of how getting a Java program going is about as hard as getting a teenager to get up early on a Saturday to clean their room. While Java apps can run fairly smoothly once they get going, they start up slower than an overladen 18-wheeler at a red light on an uphill road.

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