John,

The author makes some uninformed statements:

"Procedural languages such as COBOL and VB are being rewritten for .NET to
be object-oriented. Teaching developers object-oriented programming is much
more of a stepping stone than understanding syntactical rules.

Languages such as COBOL or VB were never intended to be object-oriented."

Calling VB procedural is totally idiotic. VB was not "intended to be object-oriented?"
I guess he FORGOT VB is object based. To gain some credibility, he could
have pointed this out. This is yet another uniformed individual. I hope they
did not pay much for his "professional" opinion. :-)

Rich

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"John Butler" <jrbutler@nospambtclick.com> wrote:
>Hi
>
>Came across this article today:
>http://www.theserverside.com/resourc...T/article.html
>
>It's written by a company, FOR Sun , but is fairly neutral (I thought),
>although I don't think the authors live up to the promises they make at

the
>beginning...
>
>If you're looking for a comparison, listing of pro's and con's etc between
>the J2EE platform and DotNet, then it is certainly worth a read.
>
>I'd be interested to hear what the various luminaries that hang out here
>think of it....
>
>Rgds
>John Butler
>
>
>