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Sun versus Windows

 
Jemima Job
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I attended the sun tech day in london recently and coincidentally, we had a windows presentation on the .NET framework at my university. That got me thinking, what do i concentrate on. Sun Studio or .NET, they provide similar services like web services, mobility, etc.
Has anyone got anything to say to this?
 
Vishwa Kumba
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You have posted this at JavaRanch, so I would say SUN.
In the field of technology SUN and Microsoft are 2 competitive giants and there are a lot of clients who use different or both the technologies.....
The reasons why I favour Java/SUN are:
1. To learn/get to know a piece of the new technology, I do not have to spend money, except for the hardware and Microsoft for the OS.
2. There are more number of open source projects related to Java becoming popular now. These tools constitute a better technology and reflect the true efforts and innovation of many developers across the world.
3. The specifications/the evolution of Sun's technology itself is for the people, of the people and by the people of the Java community.

Being a Java fan, What more can I say?

By the way, I wonder how expensive is the SUN Tech conference for an individual to attend :roll:
[ March 13, 2004: Message edited by: Vish Kumar ]
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Vish Kumar:
By the way, I wonder how expensive is the SUN Tech conference for an individual to attend :roll:

It's free in Thailand, in which I am currently residing, Vish...
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Vish,
There is no SUN's conference in HK, but they did have SUN certification day. If you take part in the event, you can get SUN's vouchers with 33% off.
Nick
 
Vishwa Kumba
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thanks guys,
I missed the SUN-Tech conference in the UK. It came and went by. I didn't even know.

Ko Ko: I figured it out later. It was free. If it is also free in Thailand, maybe it is worth attending for you.

Nicholas: 33% off saves some good money. Mostly these promotions seem to be happening in the Asian continent. I wonder when do we get a SUN Certification Day in the UK. Do we ever have one here?

By the way, today I discovered a new forum at Javaranch, where events like these are posted.
http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-5/Events
 
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