On one hand, some archrivals (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle) are becoming strange bedfellows, while, on the other hand, the others (e.g., Microsoft and Sun) remain set on irreconcilable differences between their technology camps. What are users to do when torn between the hype/promise of Web services and the fear of being outrun by events?
of the old Visual Studio application development suite. Although it exhibits many of the old features, it also offers tools that will support developments in a slew of languages like Visual Basic, Visual C++ and Microsoft's Java-like C# (pronounced C sharp) language. It is actually a compilation of multiple development languages, including the above-mentioned ones and Visual J#.NET slated for forthcoming months, which may allow developers to use a familiar tool to develop applications for the .NET