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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My experience
by gonzalo on Mon 31st Jul 2006 10:11 UTC
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Maybe I'm living in some kind of alternate reality, but the truth is in this world (mine) Java seems to be still very well alive.

I've been looking to change my job in the last few months. Now I'm mostly doing J2EE, and I'm seeking both a technological change and... fleeing from my current employer (xD). The second objective is actually easy. There's not lots, but enough offers to choose from.

Getting away from Java is a bit more difficult. Not impossible, but difficult. Sure, there are .Net related offers, as well as C++, PHP, Perl... even Ruby or whatever.
Yes, there's more .Net than Ruby, but even so it does not even remotely compare to Java. I'm not sure it's even close to C++.

Of course the situation in the States may well be quite different, but somehow I still don't believe ".Net is leaving Java in the dust".

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