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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O'Reilly says C# is the up and comer
by NotParker on Mon 31st Jul 2006 02:23 UTC
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"A few high-level observations:

C# book sales continues to gain on Java, with a 49% unit sales increase compared to Java's 10% decrease.

Ruby continues its momentum, and is the fastest-growing programming language in terms of book sales.

Microsoft's new release of SQL Server has continued to drive significant book sales, with that market up 86%. ASP.Net is also on a roll, with book sales up 61%."

"As you can see, the gains of C#, mentioned above, are even more striking than on the primary category treemap. While Java is off 10%, C# is up 78%. And that's without counting books whose programming language shows up as ".Net Languages." These are books that cover both C# and VB.Net. Combining these two categories, the C# book market is now actually a bit larger than the Java book market. "

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