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Author Topic: Going to college w/major in computer science  (Read 3672 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2003, 12:16:07 AM »

sounds like speculation.

I think .net is not as big a deal as they make it.  Virtual machines like parrot can do the same thing.  Microsoft is trying to capitalize on the business, and it will probably succeed, but c# as a language is not very useful.

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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2003, 12:47:57 AM »

.NET is not a virtual machine. This is one of the biggest misconceptions in the modern computing world, that .NET is basically the equivalent of the JVM. Apparently .NET is a big enough deal for Ximian (Mono), Corel (Rotor), and the FSF (DotGNU) to have to taken the time to develop .NET complaint frameworks. What makes you think that C# is not a useful language, how extensively have you used it yourself?

Combined with the rest of .NET C# is very powerful, because if it has a shortcoming you simply switch to another language, code the functions you need and can then link and run them without difficulty, with a language (implementation) like Java if you discover a shortcoming of the language, you are basically stuck with trying to find a work around in the language you are using.

One of the most interesting things about .NET is Microsofts development approach. The entire .NET framework is an open-design, which is how the other frameworks are being developed, Microsoft is also supporting these development of the other frameworks which run on systems such as Solaris, MacOS X and interestingly Linux.. .NET binaries are completely cross platform and only need a .NET complaint framework to run on, this means that to run a .NET binary or use a .NET webservice you dont actually need any Microsoft products at all, this is a very strange stance for Microsoft to take when one of its goals seems to be domination of desktop computing.

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