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Google Joins Microsoft's .NET Foundation (venturebeat.com) 93

Emil Protalinski, writing for VentureBeat:As part of its slew of announcements at its Connect(); 2016 developer event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled that Google is joining the .NET Foundation. Specifically, Google is becoming a member of the Technical Steering Group, which Microsoft says "reinforces the vibrancy of the .NET developer community" and also underlines "Google's commitment to fostering an open platform that supports businesses and developers who have standardized on .NET." [...] So what does Google joining actually mean? In short, Google will help steer the future of .NET in a way that is "similar to an open standard," Xamarin cofounder and Microsoft's current vice president of mobile developer tools, Nat Friedman, told VentureBeat. Google's decision is being driven by its enterprise business (Google Cloud) and the desire to keep up with businesses adopting public and hybrid clouds. The company sees the move as part of its commitment to open-source technology, which benefits all enterprises, and cross-platform development that gives developers and IT professionals access to the best tools.
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Google Joins Microsoft's .NET Foundation

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  • by rwven ( 663186 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2016 @12:48PM (#53296961)

    Microsoft joins the Linux foundation, Google joins the .NET foundation. What's next? Hillary joins the Trump Foundation?

    • now you're just fucking with us 2016
      I'm tired of this crap. Have you run out of beloved pop culture icons to kill off?
    • That would be Hillarious!

    • Why not, she went to his wedding.
    • Microsoft joins the Linux foundation, Google joins the .NET foundation. What's next? Hillary joins the Trump Foundation?

      Or Trump can demand membership in the Clinton Foundation given that he had donated to them in the past.

      Or maybe not

    • I feel like I am living in an alternate reality.
    • CCclippy will erase your drive.

  • by lxs ( 131946 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2016 @12:48PM (#53296963)

    Apple joins the Open Source Hardware Association.

    • by Yvan256 ( 722131 )

      Followed by: The Open Source Hardware Association now mandates industrial glue and non-upgradable parts as standard design requirements.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Microsoft can push their own thing for decades at a time until they get enough support to become somewhat a standard.
    Google usually create their own things and then discontinue them after only a few months.

    Will the two combine? Does that mean .NET will be dead within a year?

  • Is my calendar of by five months?
  • by JustNiz ( 692889 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2016 @02:31PM (#53297991)

    Could this really be Google pulling an "embrace, extend, extinguish" maneuver on Microsoft? That would be awesome because payback is long overdue.

    What with this, and the recent announcement that Microsoft have joined the Linux foundation as a Platinum member, I'm wondering what hideous love-child we will see emerge.

    I'm desperately hoping that Google will at least have the sense to keep Microsoft completely away from the Android kernel and system.

    • I'm more hoping they intend to give the finger to Oracle by making C# a first class citizen on Android, and deprecating Java.

      C# is a better language anyway, and Google's adoption of Java has kept a language on life support that... well, it's not a terrible language, but it has a Donald Trump of an owner if you know what I mean. Better to move on to something both technically superior and politically undamaged.

      • I'm more hoping they intend to give the finger to Oracle by making C# a first class citizen on Android, and deprecating Java.

        C# is a better language anyway, and Google's adoption of Java has kept a language on life support that... well, it's not a terrible language, but it has a Donald Trump of an owner if you know what I mean. Better to move on to something both technically superior and politically undamaged.

        To say that Google's adoption has kept Java in life support is a bit of a stretch. Do people realize the sheer volume of software written in Java? Java in the Enterprise exists on its own. Android could stop existing today, and it would have no impact on Java's viability.

        With that said, I agree with you. C# is superior as a language than Java. Having worked in both, that's the opinion I've formed regarding both. Either is fine for the job, though I'd prefer C# to become more widely available outside Micro

      • by JustNiz ( 692889 )

        Oh dear god please no. .net sucks ass.

        • Oh dear god please no. .net sucks ass.

          That's a very unemotional and informative analysis you have done there. I feel so much more enlightened from reading it.
          And what language should I code in, that does not "suck ass" and is a suitable substitution?

          Personally of all the languages I have been made to code in, C# has been amongst the least sucky.

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