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: Sun's problem with the ftuture
by ma_d on Fri 28th Jul 2006 20:04 UTC in reply to "Sun's problem with the ftuture"
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I believe operator overloading was specifically avoided in Java because it's simply bad style, in most situations, and even when it's not it's often abused.

I'm not sure why properties haven't been adopted by Java or most anywhere else that I've noticed. I always liked the idea. I suppose it would be confusing in Java now as everyone uses setters and getters, you'd be asking "setters/getters or properties" for each class and that'd be irritating.

PS- Scala has perked my interest.

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