IBM WebSphere Developer Domain just came out with a high level comparison of WSAD and Visual Studio.NET. Instead of debating benchmarks, the article examines the major differences and how each company supports Web services.
Evaluating WebSphere and Microsoft Tools for Web Services
Submitted by Jeff 2002-02-22 General Development 2 Comments
Part of os2’s demise (note i said part) was because of their 2 week long marketing blitz for warp4. Too little too late.
I’m thinking the same thing is going to happen with this. If IBM has had WebSphere out, and .NET is out. Which one do you hear mroe about? This is only the second article i’ve been presented with, on a techie news site. Even on technology news sites, i haven’t seen anything (i probably missed it), but damn i keep getting bombarded with .NET stuff. They’re even streaming commercials into my dreams about it.. well almost.
I personally favor ibm’s approach because i think they’ve made better applications in the past. But sadly enough, they don’t quite seem to know how to market and push things to the masses. Even though the general public doesn’t care, they’re the ones who’ll be tossing the buzz words around. My wife even asked me what .net was the other day.. shows word is getting around quite fast.
A wild attempt at hitting this .NET of microsoft might be to gladly offer free publicity for WebSphere or other alternatives. This could be done by creating small banners promoting the alternatives, like:
“WebSphere is now here to crush .net instability”.
I doubt there is any legal action that could be undertaken, since it’s a free statement. Creating such banners and distributing them around could probably give IBM the push they can’t quite seem to come up with themself.