A while ago I wrote about the decision that many people face when
starting to consider a migration from Visual Basic 6.0 to the .NET
platform: choosing the target language, mainly between VB.NET and C#. Today I found a great post by John Fuex
on that subject, not inciting the war between both trenches but instead
describing the process he and his company went through to solve the C# versus .NET dilemma.
He basically used the following criteria to qualify each language:
Functionality, Learning Curve, Existing Code, Developer Preferences,
“Street Cred” (for both the developers and products), and Recruiting.
But in the end it reinforces the notion that there’s not a standard
solution, so the selection should always be made case by case.
You can read the whole post here.