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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As always, know your tools. It's not like grandma is coding a business application, they are engineers. God, if they were surgeons I wouldn't schedule a surgery with them...

And that brings me back to my view that I would rather have concise expressiveness, rather than some supposed simplicity that makes me read 10 lines of iterator pre-Java 5 code that would be a one liner in a language like Ruby.

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