Forget the browser wars, the operating system wars and even the PC vs. Mac war. Now a an interesting war is brewing up and it’s between two formidable opponents. Microsoft Corporation’s Microsoft.NET vs. Sun Microsystem’s Java !
For those of you who aren’t geeks or aren’t geeky enough, Java and .NET are developer tools. (Kind of like hammer and saws for carpenters) Some software (not sure about scanning software) do not run properly if you don’t have Java or .NET installed.
Just like the browser wars, the O.S wars and the computer wars, people from both camps (Java & .NET) are insisting in the superiority of their tool and are fighting over who should be the industry standard among other things. The battle has been so fierce that the two computing giants, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have fought in court over this.
To spice up things, Java developers meeting this coming September 8 and 9, 2010 for their annual “JavaZone” conference in Scandanivia has released a 3+ minute trailer entitled “Java 4 Ever.” The trailer was intended to promote the conference.
Because I neither use Java or .NET, I cannot say whether Java is superior to .NET or vice versa but I would certainly say that Java developers have a talent for developing films. I guess if Java developers loose the war, then they might consider a career in film making. So for film making or viral internet marketing the Oscar’s should go to Java!
Now grab some popcorn and watch this interesting viral marketing clip !