Java is becoming the new Cobol
Wow. Something I’ve been feeling for the past year or so is showing up in trends amongst other developers. I guess it’s like going to these new mega churches that are non-denominational and everyone saying “hey, I used to be <fill in your religion> too!”
What is most interesting to me is that the .Net platform that for 6+ years was not ready for prime time is showing up in the 8pm Thursday night time slot (for you non-US readers, the best tv shows in America generally get slotted to air on Thursday nights between 8pm and 10pm). I have been building my fluency in .Net Web Services, Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation for some time now and am optimistic about the direction these technologies are headed. They kind of remind me of how I felt when Lotus Domino 4.6 came out.
No, I haven’t become a Microsoft fanboy. I’m just an enterprise software architect interested in bringing the widest expanse of knowledge and experience to the table when technology problems are needing to be solved.
Read More ->Java is becoming the new Cobol | InfoWorld | Analysis | 2007-12-28 | By Bill Snyder