Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 28th Jul 2006 18:28 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft is leaving Java in the dust, but the company still has room to grow in the developer arena, a key executive said. Speaking at the Microsoft FAM (Financial Analyst Meeting) on July 27 in Redmond, Wash., Bob Muglia, Microsoft's senior vice president of Server and Tools business, said Microsoft's .Net platform has outpaced Java, particularly the Java Enterprise Edition, over the past five years to become the development platform of choice for enterprise development.
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Hmmm
by kaiwai on Fri 28th Jul 2006 18:40 UTC
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And no evidence given; sure, the number of .NET programmers are increasing, but that is more of a consolidation of existing VB developers who have migrated to VB.NET and existing C++/C developers who have picked up C#.

As for migration, I've seen very little actually go from Java to .NET; if there are any .NET migrations, they're going to be existing Windows customers, who quite frankly, were never going to run a Java application server on Windows in the first place; if you're running Windows, its pretty obvious that you're a 100% Microsoft house with little likelihood of running software from other vendors.

Edited 2006-07-28 18:41

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