November 13, 2000
War of programming language may be brewing
Author: JT Smith
A Nando Media story on startribune.com 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."