Java versus .NET
A while ago I wanted to check which platform is better for development - Java or .NET. I spent a long time on the Internet, found a lot of articles and none of them helped me with it. If you are in the same situation, here is some summary of what I found.
O'Reilly provides nice comparation side to side on the basic level. Worth look at as introduction. eWeek in 2006 meant that .NET already beated Java, while ComputerWorld (2002, pretty old) meant it is more important to think about integration of these two technologies and ADTMag agreed with it. Mindview also agrees that you'll use both at the end, Java is just older and .NET will consider more new people (which is true at least at our schools).
Veridicus just lists the pluses of both platforms (and speak about C# on .NET side), Graham Glass think Java is nice in its portability while .NET has pluses as well. On the other hand Charlie Collins think that .NET mean just a lot of spent money while Java offers a lot of opportunities.
JJFlash meant that it doesn't depend on the language but of people and I think he is right.
Then I found some older whitepaper and it looks like Java is a bit better. Also Yahoo answers agree with it. Watsh Rajneesh wrote an article about not completely true statements regarding Java. And Payton Byrd meant that Java compared to huge project while .NET means a small one.
OK, I don't know which one is better and for me it really looks, there is nothing like better in general, maybe better in some area. So, let's find what is better for you right now.