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: What a bunch of bleep
by TBPrince on Sat 29th Jul 2006 00:18 UTC in reply to "What a bunch of bleep"
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This year we have deployed a complex .NET-based project for a public company in my country.

We have tens of clients gathering data for a database that will hold about 12.5M personal/company records and data associated to certify delivery of millions of pieces in 5 big cities here. This is all based on .NET 2.0, WebServices, ClickOnce and SQL 2005. So I guess it is possible to scale to enterprise level using .NET.

I'm not stating that's the better stack and I can probably agree that Java has still a perfomance lead over .NET but .NET is really catching up. And .NET 3.0 will probably be the final step to play at same level of Java.

Moreover, try to read inner meaning of sentences: he said that they 60% of market share in development tools NOT in deployed apps (and not even in revenues, as article states). Of course, having 60% developers using .NET will mean that in a few years they will lead even in deployed apps, if nothing else happens.

From what I heard from Java developers, Java became way too much complex to be handled. A few days ago a friend working with Java was very frustrated since he discovered that a co-worker needed only 12 lines of .NET code to execute the same tasks he did in Java, but his code was enourmous if compared. As I said, I'm not a Java developer myself but I heard tens of such stories.

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