Microsoft Pushes Move From Java to C#

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2002-06-04 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The software maker delivers the second beta of the Java Language Conversion Assistant, its tool to help Java developers move to Microsoft's C# language.

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the delivery of the second beta of the Java Language Conversion Assistant, its tool to help Java developers move to Microsofts C# language. The Redmond, Wash., company is positioning the tool as a method by which Java developers can transition to building XML Web services on Microsofts .Net platform. The JLCA automates the process of migrating language syntax and library calls from existing Java source code into C#.
In a statement, Tom Button, vice president of the developer platform and evangelism division at Microsoft, said the company "is committed to providing a path for developers to build XML Web services in the programming language of their choice. With the beta 2 of the JLCA, Java-language developers will be able to automatically convert more code to C#, enabling them to create scalable, robust applications in a shorter time frame."
Microsoft said the JLCA migrates "most" existing Java-language source code to C#, is available immediately for download on the Microsoft Developer Network Web site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/jca/default.asp and will be a feature in forthcoming versions of Visual Studio .Net.
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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