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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Seems to me that a good book to recommend in this conversation is 'Beyond Java':

This at least tries to identify the past history of the Java language and where things are headed. It is a fascinating and informative read. While the author tries to assert that RoR is going to eventually win the hearts and minds of Web app developers (which I don't necessarily agree with) this is not a book about either web development or Ruby, but rather what comes next. If you are personally stuck on a particular language/platform and refuse to consider ideas that may run counter to your assumptions, this book is not for you. If on the other hand you want to try and anticipate the future direction of things, this is an excellent read.

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