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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Does Java...
by fithisux on Sat 29th Jul 2006 06:22 UTC
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bindings to Gnome ring you a bell? JDS on Solaris? And Swing apps have a very good L&F (NetBeans?) Much better that .Net

SWT (azureus/eclipse) is also a very good corporate solution and used many times. The only problem is that platform APIs and Java must come closer on UNIX.

I also hope that JIGS is finished some time.

IMHO .Net developers are existing VB programmers. My girfriend's cousin, is pressed to use .Net like many existing windows developers because windows seem to be the platform of choice for corporates. .Net is a copy paste of Java technology on Windows paltform. It is done just for advertisement purposes and keep developers on Windows and has nothing to offer. But Mono is promising because it is cross-platform (SkyOS !!!) and can challenge Java. However, it lags behind java in performance.

I believe .Net is used in many case where a scripting language would be more appropriate. This is a mistake.

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