We all know and love the Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET® IDE, but did you know that you can use it to build server applications that run on Linux®? Discover how, with Visual MainWin® for J2EE™ from Mainsoft, Visual Studio users can run their applications natively on J2EE and Linux environments.
Mainsoft offers a an innovative way to build Java applications by developing code with Visual Studio code and dynamically translating Microsoft IL into Java bytecode. As you know, when you compile a Microsoft Visual Studio .NET application, it generates Microsoft Intermediate Language (MS IL), which executes on the Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR). Grasshopper is a Visual Studio .NET plug-in, which takes this MS IL and converts it into Java bytecode, which executes on a Java Virtual Machine. Grasshopper also includes J2EE implementations of ASP.NET, ADO.NET and the most common .NET namespaces, so the required dependencies are available on your J2EE platform.
So all of can now start developing java in a 'REAL' IDE.