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[3]: Hmmm
by ewright on Mon 31st Jul 2006 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
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I agree with this, in that the fight has always been between Java and the Windows platform. Of course, Microsoft's objective is to extend the Windows platform to every computing device, from server to desktop to mobile to home theatre. Java is but a drop in the bucket compared to that.

The best move to ensure Java's survival is to focus on interoperability with the Windows platform, IMO.

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