Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 1st Apr 2005 10:58 UTC
Novell and Ximian One of the highlights of Joe Barr's trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell.
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re: Like dbase
by Red Globule on Fri 1st Apr 2005 15:47 UTC

In university, we learn what teachers like, not what is used in the industry. At all. I learned Eiffel, lisp, prolog, etc... Who use that in the industry ? No one.
All system courses were on Linux, 90% of systems in the "real" life are under Windows.
In 2-3 years, .net/mono will be more common than Java (maybe it's already the case), but only Java will be teached at school, because teacher are anti-MS and disconnected from the reality.
After 5 years of university, and after few years in the industry, my feeling is that CS education is worthless, I would like to go back to my 18 and stop wasting my time.
I can get better results with books and the Web/

The second point is : Java is easy, .net is hard?? 90% of the core language is the same. FUD.