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: What a bunch of bleep
by MollyC on Fri 28th Jul 2006 22:24 UTC in reply to "What a bunch of bleep"
MollyC
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2006-07-04

"I have been working on Enterprise projects for 11 years now and I have yet to see a single project of any size written on the .NET platform."

Is MySpace a big enough "project" for you?
MySpace, the site with the highest traffic, is a .NET run site, ASP.NET 2.0, specifically.

See http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/03/25/441074.aspx

And don't be misled by the .cfm pages at MySpace, which would indicate ColdFusion rather than ASP.NET; read the comments in the above blog I cite. Particularly, read this comment:
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/03/25/Handling-1.5-Bill...

"Hi everyone,

I work on the MySpace C# codebase...

To clarify, we wrote a custom configuration section that maps "fuseaction" URL parameters to ASPX extensions so that we'd maintain link integrity. The only place we aren't doing this is 'Browse' and certain other new features. Meanwhile, as Scott said the parts of the site that are running in ColdFusion are essentially doing so in ASP.NET 2.0 (via BlueDragon).

Thanks for the mention, Scott. It's been an exciting time putting this together and I can't imagine pulling this off on another platform.

Chris"

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