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whats the future of servlets ????????

ashok samy

Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 6

it seems that after the introduction of .net platform by microsoft,the companies r going to use Microsoft
technologies like ASP+ rather than servlets
is it so ?
what's going to be the future of java ?
i am a fresh S/W programmer and for my career i have 2 options
one is asp tech & another is servlets,jsp
i am in a confusion & i dont know what
to choose so i expect some suggestions from
all u people

Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
This may not be the answer you are looking for, but one of the features which distinguishes a really professional software developer is breadth of knowledge. I recommend that you investigate both the technologies you have mentioned and form your own opinions.
Having said that, this is a Java message board, and I think that most users here would be in favour of a Java/Servlet/JSP solution.
It's important to realize that for all Microsoft's dominance of the workstation market, it has only a minor presence in servers. When writing enterprise-level server systems, it is much more important to be able to seamlessly upgrade the hardware to whichever "big-iron" vendor is currently at the top of the performance list than to be Microsoft-compatible. Server-side solutions written in Java will work on all the major server platforms, including Linux, Microsoft, HP, Sun, IBM, Compaq etc.

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Brett Knapik
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Joined: Oct 15, 2000
Posts: 255
to hell with micrsoft...sorry i am biased
I wish there was a button on my monitor to turn up the intellegince.
Theres a button called 'brightness' but it doesn't work

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13024
Servlet technology has tremendous momentum at this time. Naturally we are all interested to see what MS comes up with in dotNET but MS is only a small part of the server market and Java runs on so many different servers.
C# is so similar to Java that you should have no trouble switching between C# and Java depending on what the customer wants.
erich brant
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Joined: Sep 27, 2000
Posts: 246
The linux os is growing fast, and its a statistical trend.
Linux is about 33% of the server os market ahead of windows
and unix individually. Also Apache is about 65% of the webserver
market. So linux and Apache are the most popular server os and webservers in the world ( because they are free! )
Now what does this have to do with java? java is 100% free to
use and download!
Now Java is works with apache and linux and linux now comes
with a java tool kit !
PS: According to the Gardner group: Java is the most popular programming lang.! uses java // babbages online computer games also uses java
I did have a list of a ton of java sites but I do not know
which of my 100 floppies is it on.

Lee Reedy

Joined: Sep 08, 2000
Posts: 25
If I remember correctly...there isn't going to be a seperate IDE for they have for Visual Basic and Visual C++...
So in order to develop in C# you need to have Visual Studio available to you. SO..its free to learn and develop Java...and over $1000.00 to learn and develop C#..
Correct me if I am wrong please =)
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