November 13, 2000

War of programming language may be brewing

Author: JT Smith

A Nando Media story on reports on the war of words brewing between the Java and Microsoft C# camps: "Scott Hebner, director of marketing for IBM's WebSphere project, said Microsoft's .NET initiative is a recognition that the emphasis has moved away from Windows desktops and onto the Internet. Hebner said Java is the standard for Web applications. "Why is Microsoft trying to create C#? Why not adopt Java?" Hebner asks. "If Sun had turned Java into a true open standard, it would be an interesting discussion with Microsoft."
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