26 Apr 2004 judge   » (Master)

I used to be faily excited about mono. However the religious ms is gonna get us propaganda is getting on my nerves. I have no problem with Ximian making a .NET implementation. However I do find it disguisting that they are dissing Java/Sun like there is no tommorrow and portray any Microsoft vaporware as world-changing technology.
Miguels big deployment rant boils down to "in the future Microsoft will allow deploying fat client applications from the web." There is a technology that allows running fat clients with advanced 2D/3D/etc capabilities from a web browser. It's called WebStart and it has been in use for several years now.
So please remember that Miguel has a personal agenda of promoting their .NET port at the cost of distoring reality. Most of the things Miguel talks about have already been put together into Java 1.[45] and they don't require us to wait for Ximian to finish their Mono take on them.

Well, I had a much lower opinion on the state of java web development until I read Microsoft's own comparison of it with ASP.NET. Propaganda aside, that article says that Struts match every ASP.NET feature. That's pretty impressive given that this is coming from Microsoft.

Note: I'm not a Java nut. However, I've developed an appreciation for it after seeing what the rest of the programming environments provide/require. Java is not a universal solution. It just set the standard for the currently hyped platform features. Hopefully the language hype will move on to something other than better versions of Java

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