Simon Fell > Its just code > control model

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Tim Bray started at Sun and commented that .NET has a lot of apparatus aimed at building desktop applications, which whilst true, is missing the point, sure WinForms is an (IMHO small) improvement over VB6, but ASP.NET is the ground breaking stuff. Its way ahead of both ASP and anything in Java land. I had thought in the past that struts would give ASP.NET a run for its money, but I've spent the last 6 months bringing a strong struts/java guy up to speed on .NET and particularly on ASP.NET, he's just blown away by the control model that ASP.NET uses for rendering. Plus all the other niceties that make ASP.NET work so productive, the auto app restarts, the out of the box controls, the additional controls you can find on the web. Its funny to see him cringe every time he has to go back to java/struts/jboss :)