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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What a bunch of bleep
by redbarchetta on Fri 28th Jul 2006 20:57 UTC
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I have been working on Enterprise projects for 11 years now and I have yet to see a single project of any size written on the .NET platform. I have only heard of one and that was being worked on by a former co-worker that I keep in touch with and his feedback was not positive. They are experiencing serious performance problems because .NET and the HP XP based servers they are using are not able to handle the load. On the project I am currently working on we are using IBM Websphere running a J2EE/Hibernate hybrid code base supporting a base of 5.5 million residents. From coding to deployment to scalability Java does it all extremely well. I have also worked on Sun/BEA implementations that where equally as stable. I also write considerable Swing code for desktop apps and again Java has surpassed .NET. I use Netbeans 5 with Matisse and I also code some apps using Microsoft Visual Studio J# and there is no comparison. Netbeans is far superior in usability, stability, and portability. Bottom line this guy is full of crap because .NET is not leaving Java behind by any stretch of the imagination.

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