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size of application and memory requirements

jim mcnamara
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Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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Hi-

A long while ago, I tried making a hibernate, apache derby, hibernate, and eclipse project. I found that I had to keep adding jar files as I needed functionality. It soon turned into a lot of jar files (like 20) and when I launched the program with eclipse using One Jar, the memory requirements were about the same as a web browser. I decided after this project that I didn't want to use Java until I figured out how to keep my programs from having a smaller footprint. It is easier in netbeans with swing to control memory? Do you have any tips on what I could do if I use SWT so that after launching a one jar file the memory doesn't climb through the roof? I have since fooled with Ultimate ++, TK, and Freepascal. I'd like to try Java again as I bounce from project to project in a hobby that is not too serious.

Next time I will check licenses more carefully too up front.

Thanks for any suggestions so I can program in Java without making a colossal mammoth mistake like last time. I know it can be done because Squirrel SQL used less memory than my little program and it is way more cool than what I tried to make.

thanks,
3rdshiftcoder

jim mcnamara
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Joined: Jun 13, 2007
Posts: 64
Hello-

I figured out what I am going to do. I might try netbeans and swing and run the demo at that site and look how the demo was put together. Then I can check how much memory the application used with a complete program made by another programmer.

thanks,
3rdshiftcoder
jim mcnamara
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Joined: Jun 13, 2007
Posts: 64
Hi -

I looked over the memory requirements of JRE etc. If I had to develop a GUI, I'd definitely consider using Java as memory isn't as big a factor on computers these days. I am glad I revisited and saw the netbeans site. I think I will work on a java project soon. I saw the sample program files and it looks very cool.

thanks and have a cool Jan./Feb.

3rdshiftcoder
 
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