Microsoft: Study Shows Visual Studio .Net Tops WebSphere
Microsoft claims a study it commissioned shows that Visual Studio .Net 2003 fared significantly better in tests than IBM's WebSphere and other tools.ORLANDO, Fla.Microsoft Corp. has commissioned a study showing that its .Net development environment is more productive than comparable Java environments, a top company executive said at the VSLive! Orlando conference here. Microsoft Developer Division Corporate Vice President Soma Somasegar said Microsoft commissioned The Middleware Co. Inc. to study productivity and performance comparisons between Microsofts Visual Studio .Net 2003 and IBMs WebSphere and other tools, and Microsoft fared significantly better. To read an interview with Rick LaPlante, Microsoft general manager of Visual Studio Team System, click here.
For building some enterprise applications, it took developers 195 man-hours with WebSphere, whereas building the same applications using Visual Studio took only 94 man-hours, Somasegar said the study said. Application server installation and configuration took 22 man-hours in the WebSphere environment and only 4 man-hours in the Microsoft environment. Handheld device programming took 16 man-hours with WebSphere and 7 man-hours with Visual Studio. Web application and Web service client programming took 69 man-hours with WebSphere and 40 man-hours with Visual Studio. Web service and Web application host programming took 59 man-hours with IBMs environment and 44 with Microsofts. And systemwide development took 29 man-hours with WebSphere and 2 man-hours with Visual Studio, according to the report, Somasegar said.