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  1. #1
    Anthony Guest

    ,net on Winxx v Java on Everythingelse (Linux)


    Having installed Slackware back in '95 and had Win95 beta toast the LILO boot
    selector - I had not looked at Linux for years - Now with MS releasing Development
    frameworks every other day and a new OS once a month I have to decide:

    a) My development path
    b) Do I really want to be a developer any more

    All my design skills luckily have no reliance on MS but I have spent years(!)
    learning the COM framework - instead of Java...

    Now I see MS releasing .net which is more Java like than Java..

    Which way should we seasoned VB developers go and why?

    I still need convincing that migrating to Java is going to pay!

  2. #2
    Ram Shastry Guest

    Re: ,net on Winxx v Java on Everythingelse (Linux)


    Anthony,
    You made some good point here. I was too thinking the same.
    You should have really asked the second point first. 'Do I really
    want to be a developer any more' and then think about 'the
    development path'. I have been asking the same question since
    VB4.0, VC++4.0. Then I shifted my interest to Database side.
    It is interesting to note that VB has not changed much since
    VB 3.0 up to VB 6.0 as far as OOP is concerned. Now with the
    VS.NET, it is real big change. It will be difficult for any VB
    programmer to keep pace with the changes introduced in
    VS.NET/VB.NET (for better or worse only time will tell).
    Well, I do not know if moving to Java is going to pay.
    I recently passed Sun Certified Java Programmer's exam, which
    was great personally. But I am still not sure how it is going
    to help my career. I will have to just wait and see. Looks like
    there is no straight forward answer to this question. Frankly
    even I am looking for an answer.

    - Ram Shastry

    "Anthony" <widgetx@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >


    >Having installed Slackware back in '95 and had Win95 beta toast the LILO

    boot
    >selector - I had not looked at Linux for years - Now with MS releasing Development
    >frameworks every other day and a new OS once a month I have to decide:
    >
    >a) My development path
    >b) Do I really want to be a developer any more
    >


    >All my design skills luckily have no reliance on MS but I have spent years(!)
    >learning the COM framework - instead of Java...
    >
    >Now I see MS releasing .net which is more Java like than Java..
    >
    >Which way should we seasoned VB developers go and why?
    >
    >I still need convincing that migrating to Java is going to pay!




  3. #3
    talhah Guest

    Re: ,net on Winxx v Java on Everythingelse (Linux)


    Dear Anthony
    What i think is that only learning a language doesnt count in our field..Like
    u said that "All my design skills luckily have no reliance on MS"....I think
    it is the real thing u learned from your experience.
    Microsoft is trying to bring all developmental community under .net umberalla
    as today they have announced "jump to .net" strategy..In near future they
    are planning to realease a utility that will convert existing java code into
    C#....
    I agree with u that its very difficult for people having an experience of
    4-5 in VB, COM and suddenly they come to know that now there will be no such
    things like Iunkown,deterministic finalization etc..
    I have always used MS technologies....but i always felts that there should
    be something like they have done now...A common umberalla --> .net
    And its the future...I think
    And at last we have no choice but to go for .net..
    If you have learned good design skills ...Door is open for you
    Ms Realized it and also we have to....


    "Anthony" <widgetx@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Having installed Slackware back in '95 and had Win95 beta toast the LILO

    boot
    >selector - I had not looked at Linux for years - Now with MS releasing Development
    >frameworks every other day and a new OS once a month I have to decide:
    >
    >a) My development path
    >b) Do I really want to be a developer any more
    >
    >All my design skills luckily have no reliance on MS but I have spent years(!)
    >learning the COM framework - instead of Java...
    >
    >Now I see MS releasing .net which is more Java like than Java..
    >
    >Which way should we seasoned VB developers go and why?
    >
    >I still need convincing that migrating to Java is going to pay!



  4. #4
    Doug Guest

    Re: ,net on Winxx v Java on Everythingelse (Linux)


    Yeah...tough to figure out. I'm teaching MCSD courses to students, look at
    .Net and think "what will the future be?" We'll see.....

    "Anthony" <widgetx@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Having installed Slackware back in '95 and had Win95 beta toast the LILO

    boot
    >selector - I had not looked at Linux for years - Now with MS releasing Development
    >frameworks every other day and a new OS once a month I have to decide:
    >
    >a) My development path
    >b) Do I really want to be a developer any more
    >
    >All my design skills luckily have no reliance on MS but I have spent years(!)
    >learning the COM framework - instead of Java...
    >
    >Now I see MS releasing .net which is more Java like than Java..
    >
    >Which way should we seasoned VB developers go and why?
    >
    >I still need convincing that migrating to Java is going to pay!



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