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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These guys are simpletons
by PlatformAgnostic on Sun 13th Aug 2006 04:11 UTC
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I don't think you can take this stuff to be representative of either the strengths of .NET or the weaknesses of Java, or anything that Microsoft are doing. These NeoSmart people are just non-programmers (or they are at least not users of the most powerful features of .NET or Java) who have got some misguided notion that they should promote .NET. I doubt there's any MSFT marketing behind this.

It should be noted that Longhorn was going to have a lot of managed code inside it, but didn't go that way for a reason. Managed code is good enough for most applications, but if you're writing some really serious and heavy app (like a big word processor or a database or a major OS subsystem), reconsider. On Windows, COM is the way to go to make these sorts of things.

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