Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th May 2011 20:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
SuSE, openSUSE The first major effect of Attachmate buying Novell (and thus, SUSE) has come into, uh, effect. Novell, of course, is the birth place of Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework. Reports indicate Mono developers have been fired as part of the streamlining process, but according to Attachmate's CEO, they weren't fired because of Mono.
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RE[2]: A Loose Loose situation
by StaubSaugerNZ on Fri 6th May 2011 02:55 UTC in reply to "RE: A Loose Loose situation"
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ASP (or the original Java JSP) is old tech. Try Google Web Toolkit (GWT) which allows use of Java both on client and server side. Lightyears ahead.

Microsoft's equivalent of GWT is called "Project Volta" but that appears to have stalled.

Don't need .NET on Linux (or any other platform). Java does the trick, is GPL Free (beer & liberty), has more jobs, more libraries, more platforms, multiple vendors, and wider reach.

If you like C# then it was derived (and enhanced) from Java (via the intermediate language "Cool"). They are pretty similar (and their very base libraries too, given their common lineage). There are plenty of folk who whinge about language constructs in C# that are missing in Java but they miss the point that Java is deliberately simple by design - so that less skilled programmers can use it as well as very skilled developers.

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