Half of me wishes things had gone the way I planned, so now we would be programming with CakePHP storing data in Oracle and calling remote enabled function modules in order to communicate with SAP. Then my other half says: "Ok, no more reading and mangling with ABAP spaghetti code written by somebody afraid to declare a single local variable and trying to figure out what all these magic tables with the enlightening four-letter names do!" Of course getting rid of ABAP is the bright side. The dark side said says "Hello from 1 Microsoft Way Redmond WA"After the company I work for was sold out right before Christmas, the new management decided that SAP was too expensive and too complicated so from now the entire group we will be using a Greek ERP made by Entersoft SA. The new ERP is an N-Tier system running under Windows written in .NET and uses Microsoft SQL Server as data store. So what is left for us now is to learn and program in .NET
Being the Linux junkie I am, this development in my developer status triggered various comments from friends and neighbours. The most interesting was this video trailer which much like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is ... guaranteed to raise a smile.
So Java vs .NET; the choice is not always yours sο sit back and enjoy
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