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: Hmmm
by JeffS on Fri 28th Jul 2006 18:59 UTC in reply to "Hmmm"
JeffS
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2005-07-12

You are 100% correct.

I've seen no evidence of Java to .Net migration, in any way, shape, or form.

It's either the company is an all Microsoft shop, or it has a mix and match. Most of the all MS shops go with .Net, with a small amount using Java. And any mix and match house has to go Java, or perhaps RoR, or perhaps LAMP, or anything else that is cross platform.

And yes, the increase in .Net is mostly old VB to .Net migration, or old C++/MFC to C# migration.

When that transition period ends, so will the current growth rate of .Net. It will settle down, with more regular growth rates.

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by bakanekov3 on Sat 29th Jul 2006 16:28 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
bakanekov3 Member since:
2005-07-06

"Migrating" whole deployments is silly, unless you like nothing but pain. Existing deployments don't just up and go, just slowly phased out while new stuff gets added on; after all, we're still sitting on top of tons of COBOL.

What shifts is the primary development platform, this is the 60%. When ever someone says XYZ has ABC% of the development market, they're usually talking about the space on new development, not what's already there.

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