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Jaya Murugan
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Joined: Nov 18, 2000
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I was told that Java is losing its fame due
to Microsoft's new platform independent language. Is it true?
Marcus Green
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natarajan meghanathan
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what is the microsoft's new platform independent language name?
java is eternal.


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Lokesh Mahajan

Joined: Feb 01, 2001
Posts: 22
Hello Dear
Microsoft platform independent language is c#(called as C Sharp)
its beta ver. is avaible & is very close to our own java with just different naming convention.lets watch & see how it takes up, but one thing for sure when Microsoft is behind it is definatly going to create a impact.
Tom Pridham
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By the way, Microsoft's new language (c sharp) and new platform .Net is NOT platform independent.
If you look at C-sharp, the syntax is very close to Java.
Val Dra
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Joined: Jan 26, 2001
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Tom is right .NET is not platform independant, it's still very Microsoft oriented. This past weeks java is loosing market a bit it might pick up later on , or not depends i think on how developers will embrase .NET tools , which i read are really good , its one common invoronment one compiler for all which is very cool.

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Cindy Glass
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Not likely that c# will catch up to Java. Not only is it platform dependant, but you get to PAY for it. Course there will always be a market for it in the MicroSoft community.
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Marcus Green
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Here in the UK java is the most in demand IT skill I expect the story is similar elsewhere, note that is IT skill, not just programming skill.
C# and .NET are new products either just out of or still in beta. Java has a head start of five years. I expect C# and .NET will be successfull, but it seems very unlikely to eclipse Java.
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