I was with Ted Neward, my TSS brother editor. He has been teased in the past from people on the Microsoft side of the fence, when they have see the odd Java stacktrace on his blog (Ted wrote his own blogging software, like 90% of people on the planet ;).
Ted. Next time they say anything just show them this:
Joking aside, it has actually been a pleasure to meet the Microsoft folks. It is really interesting to see that they listen a lot to the Java side of the fence, and they know far too much about TheServerSide.com.
I had to laugh as I heard some of them trying to work out what Inversion of Control was. We need to take a leaf out of their book and:
1. Learn from their ideas (man I wish we had delegates/anonymous methods/closures, and their tools!)
2. Maybe not be so political, and as developers just work together a bit more