For years the war for the enterprise has raged between Microsoft and Java with the heaviest battles occurring since the inception of .Net. However, recent research indicated that .Net is now coming out on the winning team.
This news is from Info-Tech Research Group - an IT research and advisory firm. According to an article on InfoWorld
, Info-Tech's research indicates that in a survey of over 1,850 organizations of all sizes and industries: .Net is the choice over Java most often
The report indicates that 12 percent of the surveyed companies focus exclusively on .Net, while only 3 percent are exclusively Java. That's a big difference and should spark some lively debate in the Java community.
To throw the Java community a bone, Info-Tech compares Java to legacy code
in that it will always be around just like the infamous Cobol. Not sure if that's a postive thing or not.
The report (which is not sponsored so it should
be vendor neutral) is entitled It's Official: .Net Roasts Java's Beans
and is available for a fee on the InfoTech site