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[2]: Hmmm
by WorknMan on Fri 28th Jul 2006 19:41 UTC in reply to "RE: 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"

My company has developers who code mostly on Windows, but a few are on Linux too. The backend is a mix of mostly Java web stuff running on Apache and Resin on a mix of both Linux and Windows. There is a bit of .NET code thrown in for good measure.

As an end user, when it comes down to a choice between Java and .NET, it reminds me of that old question, "Would you rather be eaten out by Jaws or fingered by Captain Hook?" Can I choose neither, please? Can't the IT industry put their heads together and figure out a way to code native, cross-platform apps easily so we can drop this virtual machine crap?

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