22 September 2004My son’s 6th grade class recently did an exercise where they voted on the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
Click here for my wife’s write-up of the event and the parental reaction.
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- Java vs .NET
- VB vs C#
- Web services vs Remoting
- Web services vs DCOM
And the list goes on…
But seriously. It would be very interesting to see how people “voted” for a technology based purely on its stated feature set rather than on the largely subjective criteria we use in most cases.
By largely subjective I mean, for instance, that most pro-.NET people choose it because it comes from Microsoft. Most Java people choose Java because it doesn’t come from Microsoft. But if you did a blind poll, which would be chosen? I don’t know, but I think it would be an interesting exercise!