October 10, 2001
Microsoft aims to lure Java developers to .Net
Author: JT Smith
Visual J#.Net, the new Microsoft Java development tool that isn't actually a Java development tool. It's the latest offering from Redmond, geared to get Java developers building XML Web services and applications for its .Net campaign, but isn't actually an implementation of Java and won't allow developers to build Java applications. Considering that Microsoft tends to attract flocks of Sun Microsystems lawyers any time it toys with Java, the preemptive "this is not Java" announcement is understandable. Expect a beta of Visual J#.Net ("Visual J-Sharp Dot Net") to appear by the end of this week. Full story at Network World Fusion.