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: Sun's problem with the ftuture
by someone on Sat 29th Jul 2006 12:02 UTC in reply to "Sun's problem with the ftuture"
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Microsoft has always been much more language agnostic than Sun too. To Microsoft, .NET is the platform and that's what is most important. To Sun, the Java language is the most important.

Jython, JRuby, Groovy and Rhino are available for years (most of them can compiled to Java Bytecode). Java 6 (end of this year?) will add additional support for scripting languages and bundle Mozilla Rhino.

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