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Java vs. Microsoft .NET

 
slither shanks
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Having little experience in both I dont know which way to turn.. I believe I should concentrate my efforts on one or the other.. but which one? In this economic climate a wrong decision can be devastating..
 
Sam Tilley
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This question has been asked endless times in this forum, do a search for the same sort of question.
My own personal opinion though would be to go for .NET, there are already hundreds of thousands of Java programmers out there and so competition is going to be fierce. .Net is still relatively new and will succeed just because it has M$ pushing it all the way.
Good luck
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Vitor Belfort
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Out of curiosity... What's the C# certification name? I checked Barnes and Noble for some certification books on anything .NET and came up empty handed...
What's the best strategy to start moving towards .NET?
 
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.Net certification is MCAD/MCSD...you can either take the web or desktop path...
As far as which to pursue for a newcomer, I agree that .NET will be easier to get into. As most of my posts whine about, Java is very tough to get into unless you specifically have knowledge of financial industry, whereas .NET will be used by shops that need less complicated ASP.NET websites, all the way up to distributed apps with web services and desktop GUI's...
 
slither shanks
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I did do a search in the Careers section but I didnt find any thread with specific titles such as this one that I created.
I have always liked Java and got myself an SCJP even though I have next to no industrial experience in Java.. It's a shame to think that I've missed the boat, again.. Guess I'll have to give in to M$ after all. It's a bit disappointing not to be able to apply what you learnt in college in the real world. The OO principles are transferred no doubt, but the itsy bitsy stuff that really shows your indepth knowledge of a technology just gets wasted.
Just out of curiosity, Can I have .NET frame work and Java on the same machine? Mine is too old to test this out..
Thanks for the reply.
 
John Fontana
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Originally posted by slither shanks:
I did do a search in the Careers section but I didnt find any thread with specific titles such as this one that I created.
I have always liked Java and got myself an SCJP even though I have next to no industrial experience in Java.. It's a shame to think that I've missed the boat, again.. Guess I'll have to give in to M$ after all. It's a bit disappointing not to be able to apply what you learnt in college in the real world. The OO principles are transferred no doubt, but the itsy bitsy stuff that really shows your indepth knowledge of a technology just gets wasted.
Just out of curiosity, Can I have .NET frame work and Java on the same machine? Mine is too old to test this out..
Thanks for the reply.

Give .NET a chance -- C# is so close to Java, that with very few exceptions, I can easily think that I am coding in Java. You invested your time studying Java wisely.
I wish for a Java IDE as comprehensive, stable, and easy to learn as Visual Studio.NET.
.NET will install alongside Java, Perl, Python, PHP, Cold Fusion, Oracle, and whatever else you want to install...
 
Vitor Belfort
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I wish for a Java IDE as comprehensive, stable, and easy to learn as Visual Studio.NET.

Well Eclipse worked wonders for me... JBuilder is a complete joke!!!
I really think Eclipse is up there in terms of quality... And I used SWT for my last project!! What a beauty!!!
www.eclipse.org
 
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