Originally Posted by jcrox
I like Java so far but it really does seem that (what we've learned so far anyway) everything we've done in Java we can do in VB.NET and do it faster and easier. Doesn't help that the person running the Java program is a tard and keeps giving us project and exercise instructions that are written wrong and example code that doesn't compile.
Yeah, but .NET means you're forever tied to a Microsoft platform. Yeah, Java ties you to sun, too, heh... but at least that gives you a lot more options on platform and hardware... I guess if you really want to be platform agnostic, you should probably just use a compiled language and build abstraction layers around any system API references and be prepared to recompile. There are some things about .NET that are pretty slick, the concept of compiling every language down to the same intermediate language is nifty.