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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Most of the time I can see Flash "applets". Java is hardly ever used on the webpages.

Yes, another example of Sun bumbling along and not taking a look at how Macromedia was able to produce a non-intrusive, easy, non-bloated installer.

If Adobe's new Flash 9 VM is powerful enough, I'd love for someone to write a subset of Java compiler for it (kind of like what GWT is for javascript). I guess ActionScript is alright, but it has a limited domain and I'm not really interested in it.

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