Looking in the mirror: Java and .NET

by Steve Anglin

Related link: http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2842294,00.html

ZDNet's Larry Seltzer on how Java and .NET mirror or shadow each other in API structure and more: "It first really hit me when I read an article on what, at the time, was called ASP+, now dubbed ASP.NET. This is, of course, the next-generation .NET-associated version of Microsoft's Active Server Pages. A lot of what was cool about it reminded me of Sun's Java Server Pages (JSP) but with some enhancements that reflected Microsoft's development philosophy. When I started looking around I noticed that much of .NET was obviously, at least partly in reaction to Java initiatives."

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