Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 19:10 UTC, submitted by Dolphin
.NET (dotGNU too) "Four short years ago, Microsoft unveiled its new framework/engine for programming and running applications in a virtual environment, and the world was stunned. Microsoft had introduced a run-time environment that was for the first time a true 'write once, run everywhere' implementation, but that was far from being the end. With .NET 3.0 on the loom, NeoSmart Technologies takes a look at how far .NET has come and just how long it can keep going."
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I don't think so
by Clinton on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:00 UTC
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I have used .NET from its earliest betas until I left my last employer a while ago.

Microsoft's way of doing things may be to bind you to their technologies, or it may just be a habit formed long ago, but either way the result is the same. You can't get from point A to point B in a reasonable fashion, programatically speaking, using Microsoft's development tools/technologies.

Most of the development I did in .NET was web based; ASP.NET pages with C# code-behind. Now I'm using either Django or Ruby on Rails for all my web development. Both of these frameworks are a lot more sane that .NET and the development times are less as well.

.NET may be a cool technology, but it is basically Java with the benefit of hindsight and there are a lot better things out there today to develop with.

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RE: I don't think so
by ma_d on Sat 12th Aug 2006 02:04 in reply to "I don't think so"
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Ruby is implementable on .Net... The implementation is currently in progress.

It's probably also implementable on Java's system as well, as many other languages such as Groovy have been implemented there.

But I agree, .Net is certainly evolutionary from Java with the twist that it's not as picky about bringing new ideas in as Java (as a language) has been (I really mean C# here, but that's the flagship language for .Net).

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RE[2]: I don't think so
by tmack on Sat 12th Aug 2006 02:16 in reply to "RE: I don't think so"
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Just to clarify, Ruby has already been implemented for the Java platform (for a while even).

Java has support for many, many more languages than .NET does. It's just that Sun has not officially supported the practice until recently.

Up until the recent change of heart, Sun said you could program in any language you want... as long as it's Java. ;)

Edited 2006-08-12 02:17

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