Programming Legends Debate .Net, J2EE: "At a session entitled 'The Great J2EE vs. Microsoft .Net Shootout' at the OOPSLA conference here this week, software development superstars debated the relative strengths and weaknesses of Microsoft's .Net and Sun's Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition. The panelists included Anders Hejlsberg, Microsoft Corp. distinguished engineer and lead designer for the C# language; John Crupi, chief Java architect for Sun Services at Sun Microsystems Inc.; Don Box, leading Microsoft architect on its Indigo project; Rob High, IBM's chief architect for the WebSphere Application Server Family; and Alan Knight, lead developer for the Web Toolkit at Cincom Systems Inc. and a Smalltalk expert.
Meanwhile, Box took a swipe at the Java camp. "I marvel at how many O/R layers there are on the Java side," he said. "The thing that scares me about a lot of their O/R approaches is it's basically going back to the early '90s model… I hope the Java community keeps putting more troops into the Vietnam that is O/R."
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