A Java take on TechEd


N. Alex Rupp gives his take on TechEd from the Java point of view.   Interesting point of view…


Here is one small quote:


Today, I saw more evidence of that truth than I was prepared for. Microsoft’s development tools are easy to use, easy to learn, and affordable. That is why .NET is so appealing to small and medium sized companies. According to Ballmer, over 50% of IT developers in the country use .NET. These people don’t write code–they have forms and wizards for developing just about anything you can think of. When they do write code, they have development tools that actually force them to write unit and performance tests. And from what I can tell, they have tools for writing those as well.

Comments (4)

  1. Johnny Hall says:

    "These people don’t write code–they have forms and wizards for developing just about anything you can think of"

    Does he actually believe this? Like there’s some magical way to develop applications without writing code?!

    If this were true, I wouldn’t be using .NET!

  2. Matt says:

    Based on the massive number of .NET candidates we have been interviewing recently, most .NET developers only know wizards and the VS IDE – sad but true.

  3. Clint Hill says:

    I think what you are missing is he feels the forms and wizards are a "good" thing and that some of this stuff is missing in his world (java). Don’t think of wizards as a discredit to your ability as much as it is pragmatic.