[Mono-dev] Mono and IBM

Oliver Schneider info at oliverschneider.biz
Sat Jan 31 09:53:56 EST 2009

I am not a Mono expert but compared to Java there should be no real
performance improvement just more porting issues. Java is officially
supported and optimized by IBM. If my job was on the line I would stick with
Java and be safe.

Carlos Ruiz Diaz wrote:
> The original program was made in Java but IBM (from Brazil) stop
> recommended
> it because of its high hardware cost (consumes too much processor time)
> and
> they started offering PHP as a valid option (what? php?).but buying the
> zend
> core.
> I will still fighting for mono but  if  I am wrong choosing it, my head
> will
> be in danger. XD
> Thank you for the ideas but Java is not an option anymore.
> BTW. I developed a sofware  in C# and mono 2.2 that collects CDRs sent by
> 3
> GSM gateways in RT. The software makes billing and writes in a DB2
> database
> but the whole program runs on Linux.
> What do you guys think about performance penalization installing the Linux
> OS in a specially formatted partition inside the AS?
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 12:47 AM, Rodrigo Kumpera <kumpera at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 2009/1/31 Carlos Ruiz Diaz <carlos.ruizdiaz at gmail.com>
>>> Do you think that is reliable and secure to build a high availability
>>> system that manage money in real time using mono and C#?
>> Mono was not designed for real-time workloads. There is a project that
>> adds
>> support for locking with priority inheritance. Which is a step forward,
>> but
>> it won't give you any sort of hard or soft real-time guarantees.
>> Your only option for managed languages on an AS400, as far as I know, is
>> the RTSJ offer from IBM.
>> You can, as well, help mono to be ready for such thing.
>> Cheers,
>> Rodrigo
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