I can’t get my mind off of Dave Thomas’s keynote at Eclipse Summit Europe. His words made so many things crystallize in my mind. I’ve stated many times before in this blog and in my day job, I hate Java. It’s an incredible irony that I do my day to day coding in Java to support developers who focus so much on efficiency and performance and use C mainly to accomplish that with a sprinkling of C++ for good measure. And then to hear their constant complaints that Eclipse is too slow. My good friends in Java VM land tell me not to blame Java for that, but you know, it’s so tempting.