I was reading a book on Neo4J and encountered this sentence:
What is the secret of Neo4J’s speed?
No, Neo4j developers haven’t invented a superfast algorithm for the military. Nor is Neo4j’s speed a product of the fantastic speed of the technologies it relies on (it’s implemented in Java after all!) (Emphasis mine. Quote is from Manning Publications’ “Neo4j in Action,” by Vokotic, Watt, and others.)
Come on, people! It’s 2015 now! Isn’t it time to put away the myth that Java’s intrinsically slow?