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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RE[3]: Very funny post
by zambizzi on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Very funny post"
zambizzi
Member since:
2006-04-23

Of course, MS would be fools not to provide an incredible cpp compiler for their own platform...it puts gcc to shame...but if it did not then we'd *really* have to wonder what those MS devs are getting the big bucks for.

Mustang will support all of those dynamic languages you mentioned, and then some. Rhino should be cool, pure Javascript on the JVM - whoo hooo!! However, I myself *like* the Java language and am quite productive...so I'm not sure how it all fits in just yet...I'll wait and see.

SugarCRM is one example of what MS just doesn't get when it comes to the relationship a vendor should have with its developers in present times. Openness! Sugar's (or MySQL, JBoss, etc.) is the software business model of the future...and at least Sun *gets* that!

JAX-WS web services in Java EE 5 are even easier than they are in .NET - Sun didn't sit still because developers didn't sit still - and it's the developers who guide where Java goes via the JCP.

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RE[4]: Very funny post
by andyleung on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Very funny post"
andyleung Member since:
2006-03-24

Exactly! I am a Java Developer and I really love it since 1991. I tried .NET web services, honestly, there is no way you can teach yourself for this. I, myself, really think Axis's documentation is way easier to follow. I am just waiting for Mustang and then I will see how their desktop apps rocks!!

Linux and Java is the best combo for business!

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RE[4]: Very funny post
by elsewhere on Fri 11th Aug 2006 21:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Very funny post"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

SugarCRM is one example of what MS just doesn't get when it comes to the relationship a vendor should have with its developers in present times. Openness! Sugar's (or MySQL, JBoss, etc.) is the software business model of the future...and at least Sun *gets* that!

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6038966.html

Oh, Microsoft gets it. Whether they agree with it is a whole different subject.

The whole embrace, extend, extinguish strategy is still alive, except that now they apparently refer to it as the "Shared Source Initiative".

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RE[5]: Very funny post
by zambizzi on Fri 11th Aug 2006 21:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Very funny post"
zambizzi Member since:
2006-04-23

Yes, and it's been such a hit w/ their "community".

I'm sure they *see* it but they don't really *get* it yet. The whole Shared Source concept was laughed into obscurity as soon as it hit the airwaves.

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