Showing posts from March, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 is out

IE 8 from MS is now out in beta 1. I haven't had a chance to download and play with it yet but it's here. Download here!

JSP/Servlets vs ASP.NET

So if anyone reads this blog they know I write a lot of C# code. My work is currently looking at grabbing a new project using JSP/Servlets on Oracle rather then ASP.NET on SQL Server. I have no issue with the oracle, I hate SQL Server and think it's a kids toy compared to oracle. However I haven't written much java but from what I've read it seams pretty easy to write JSP/servlets. There seems to be a speed debate over the two so here are my two cents. ASP.NET I feel is not scalable. The project I'm working on takes 5000 users concurrently on a regular basis and it gets hammered on performance. We've looked and looked and the way microsoft suggests you do things works great for small projects with low users. But for enterprise level stuff has to be done in a radically different manner. So while you can get a web page up and running pronto it can't scale worth shit. We are currently struggling to implement these kinds of changes. Java on the ot