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#1
[Originally posted by mick_gordon@hotmail.com]

.NET is language and platform independant so you should be able to have
support for Java.NET language running on Unix.

My question is: Is the above true and if so has any one developed them?

It is important for any software my company develops to be platform independant.
Currently our language of choice is Java.

BTW coming from a VB6 / Java background I found your book very informative and
an easy read (which is not something you can say about all techie books).

Mick Gordon
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#2
Re: Support for Java / Unix
[Originally posted by fgrimes]

Hi Mick,

>> .NET is language and platform independant
>> so you should be able to have support for
>> Java.NET language running on Unix.

In theory... yes. Let's split the question in two:

1. Java for .NET
2. .NET for Unix

In answer:

1. Java for .NET: Since all .NET languages are first translated to MSIL,
compiled Java should look essentially the same as compiled C#, VB, etc. Java
for .NET (on Windows) is coming, albeit in Microsoft clothes - see
http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualj/jsharp/beta.asp for the Microsoft Visual J#
.NET Beta.

2. .NET for Unix: I haven't followed .NET/Unix developments closely, but try
the following links for more info:
http://www.southern-storm.com.au/portable_net.html for Portable.NET,
http://go-mono.com/ for Mono, and http://msdn.microsoft.com/net/sscli for a
Microsoft/FreeBSD Shared Source .NET CLI.

Clearly, it'll be a while before all the necessary .NET/Java/Unix pieces come
together. For now, regular Java (non-.NET bytecode) would be a better bet.

>> BTW coming from a VB6 / Java background
>> I found your book very informative and
>> an easy read (which is not something you
>> can say about all techie books).

Thank you... I'm glad enjoyed it. If you can spare a minute, please tell the
world with an Amazon reader review. That'll help pay the bills.

Regards,
Fergal