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Does Microsoft want in on my next Java application?

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Hi, I’m Edson Yanaga and I’ve been a Java developer for more than 17 years. Like most people in the Java community, I can remember having some grim thoughts when hearing the name “Microsoft”. It brings back all the discussions about Visual J++ and the Microsoft Java Plugin which resulted in the creation of the .Net platform as a form of “homage” to Java.

But this year, I was invited by Microsoft Brazil to take part in Build 2014 – the worldwide Microsoft event for developers (btw, thanks to Vinicius Souza and Danilo Bordini from Microsoft Brazil for the invitation and the very warm reception in San Francisco!), and I decided to give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen?

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