Hi. I have been studying Java for about 4 months and I'm preparing for the first certification exam (035). I don't like anything about MS and that's exactly the reason I'm not stuying .NET, even the county I live in, is MS territory (what I mean is that 99.99% of the computers here work under Windows).
MS has always been characterized for...how to say it?...they never invent anything but beutiful buttons with blue and pink colors and make averything easy for final users. It seems that Java hasn�t been out of reach and they copied almost everything and put all together in their framework, making connections to DB with 2 or 3 right clicks, which decreases a lot the amount of hours you have to use programming any application, right?
What is the future of Java? Is it still worth to study Java? Can Java still compete with .NET? is there any way to speed up the development of an application?. Is MS going to "eat" Java with its new copy(sorry: .NET)
Sorry if this is a very long story just to ask that, and sorry if my english is not very good.
Here is another recent thread where this was discussed. There are plenty more sych threads here, so feel free to look around. I'm going to close this one -- feel free to go over there and continue this if you want.