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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But back to TFA
by Lambda on Fri 28th Jul 2006 19:38 UTC
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"Five years ago we had problems with J2EE [Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition]," Muglia said. However, "We've grown from having a quarter of the market to, now, 60 percent," he said. Microsoft displayed the FAM presentations via Webcast.

"J2EE has run its course," Muglia said.

Maybe Muglia needs to wake up the fact that Sun's official J2EE stack isn't the only game in town in server land. Open source has really taken the leadership position in that realm.

And you've got Echo2 and GWT for rich clients that allow you to program in a traditional fat-client style, along with all the other open source server projects.

J2EE might have run it's course, but the other solutions in that realm certainly haven't.

I love the .NET/Mono tech more than Java, but personally I'd have a hard time doing server-side stuff with .NET/Mono until I have some more options.

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