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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RE: Hmmm
by Bryan on Fri 28th Jul 2006 19:24 UTC in reply to "Hmmm"
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That last statement, "if you're running Windows, its pretty obvious that you're a 100% Microsoft house with little likelihood of running software from other vendors" seems incredibly naive in light of the fact that there numerous companies have have heterogeneous infrastructure. There are lots of established companies with Unix systems that aren't going away in the immediate future. Similarly, plenty of smaller companies are taking a serious look at Linux as they grow. The homogeneous IT environment is the exception rather than the rule.

As for the subject at hand, I dunno what to think just yet. I'd like to know how much headway technologies like Ruby on Rails and PHP are making, since that's probably at Java's expense. (I'm basing that asssumption on the common Unix/Linux-centric roots as well as the fact that Java's been around longer--people are more hesitant to replace a .Net solution they just installed 2 years ago.)

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