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[2]: .NET in the enterprise??
by segedunum on Sat 29th Jul 2006 10:30 UTC in reply to "RE: .NET in the enterprise??"
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I can relay a personal experience I had w/ .NET in the "enterprise" context - it was a complete disaster and eventually...a failure that was written off.

I can vouch for those experiences. There is generally some initial hype with .Net, and then reality sets in and people realise that it's just as difficult, if not more, to get working systems out of it than anything else. The Java and mainframe backends are still there, and there just simply isn't the willpower to replace them with anything else since they work and the .Net testing didn't exactly go well.

For big backends, .Net is a no go.

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