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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Very funny post
by andyleung on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:07 UTC
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[quote]and the world was stunned[/quote]
yes, I remember this though. When I was studying .NET 2003 first time in college two years ago, I was so shock that my teacher restarted 5 times in 1 hour lecture just for a hello world VB.NET program, and I was really impressed!

I totally disagreed with zambizzi about taking over the MS World because there are tons of software developers and engineers working in MS still using Unix and Linux to cross compile Windows code everyday! I doubt they use mono to do this in *nix environment. MS is really pushing hard on advertisement like this, I see no where .NET can enter the enterprise except the most outer web server that is even outside of firewall cuz it is not worth to protected, serving some little web program for customer information and inquiries.

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RE: Very funny post
by zambizzi on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:11 in reply to "Very funny post"
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Fair have a good point. I myself have done some small wxWidgets work on Linux, cross-compiling for Windows. However, to be fair, it would probably have been less painful (and would have produced faster code) on Windows w/ the MS C++ compiler.

I do agree with your second point and my personal experiences with .NET in the enterprise have not been good, though they've been successful in small projects in a Windows environment.

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RE[2]: Very funny post
by andyleung on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:20 in reply to "RE: Very funny post"
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True, compiling C++ using MS Visual .NET 2003 is pretty easy and fast, I have to admit this. I really wanna try how Eclipse C++ works and how good it compares to .NET 2003.

You are right and in PHP, Ruby or even JRuby are gaining momentum these days, for fast small to medium web development, .NET is nowhere closed to PHP. Look at this:

Can you believe that this enterprise class software is done in PHP with tons of modules available at For medium to large projects, they use Eclipse + Tomcat/JBoss + Hibernate + Spring + "all other open source libraries including amazing ones from apache" would do all the jobs already.

For example, a backend program sitting in Tomcat with Axis can automate many different workflow and processes using Quartz and Hibernate for scheduling and persistence management. How about enterprise class email client Lotus Notes? Java does the job for everything. I know .NET can create web services pretty fast, but so does Tomcat + Axis too! I was able to use Tomcat + Axis to run web services client of and also as web services server of blackberry client, with interoperability like this, who needs to run .NET server and what's that for??? I know there are many MS fans but I just cannot think of a reason myself.

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