I found out about Excelsior JET, the Ahead Of Time compiler for Java. Does anyone have any experience with it? How fast are it's executables? How well does it work? And above all, does anyone knows of any commercial application developed with it?
I tried it out a few years ago and thought it looked great. We wanted to speed up a computation heavy application by compiling to native code. It took my Java code (unaltered) and sped it up 3 or 4 times.
I used this some weeks ago.
I too can highly recommend it. I've used it to produce a JRE-less .EXE for an SWT-based desktop application, which worked very well. Excellent email-based tech support too.
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