First of all: We usually blog in German. But we thought that the information of this post might be so helpful to other folks out there that we made an exception.
Ok, now that we’ve clarified that, let’s get straight on with the topic: Yes, we too chose Eclipse as platform for some software we had to implement. It was a good choice. Development was fast and if you really need something like OSGi (most people don’t need it and don’t tell me otherwise) you have it at your fingertips.
But when the time came to deploy the application in the customer’s environment we immediately realized that there was something strange going on – such poor startup performance! None of us ever experienced something like that before and so we were forced to do some investigation. I’m talking about 20 seconds and more!